Sorta high cpu usage when idle

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17 Apr, 2012 07:11 PM

I'm trying out 6.0.0, after having used the 5.x versions of PF for a long time.
I was just minding my own business, on another computer, while the one with PF 6 was doing a TimeMachine backup. the backup finished, and I hear the fans on high. Hmmm. Activity monitor says Path Finder is using 25% cpu, while it's just sitting there doing nothing. In the background, doing nothing. That's a lot of cpu for doing nothing.
Sample from Activity Monitor attached.

  1. 1 Posted by thebroz on 17 Apr, 2012 11:12 PM

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    I think I have it figured.
    The open directory was "All my files". This is a directory that's probably constantly changing, or at least the file system would be periodically checking that directory.
    I bet that's it.

  2. 2 Posted by Michael on 18 Apr, 2012 02:22 AM

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    I'm glad you found the source. "All files" can definitely be a CPU killer. Please let me know if you have any further trouble.

  3. Michael closed this discussion on 18 Apr, 2012 02:22 AM.

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