[Bitcoin-development] BitcoinQt eating 100% CPU

Michael Gronager gronager at ceptacle.com
Thu Feb 23 20:02:46 UTC 2012

A follow up on my mail from the other day (got it send from the wrong email address...)

I now exit the ipc thread at startup by inserting:

void ipcThread(void* parg)

Bitcoin-Qt is now running nicely using around 0.9% CPU. So it seems like the culprit was indeed line 31:

if(mq->timed_receive(&strBuf, sizeof(strBuf), nSize, nPriority, d))

Others, who have seen similar issues ?



On 21/02/2012, at 21:33, Michael Grønager wrote:

> Hi Wladimir / others,
> I just downloaded the latest (0.6 rc1) source of bitcoin-qt and built it using qt-creator on MacOSX 10.7.3. Nice and easy experience, even though I had to change BDB version to 5.1 ;)
> However, when running it, it is using 100% CPU (after initial block chain download that is...)
> * All activity in debug.log seems normal (blocks/txes/addresses are processes and accepted etc) so it is not stuck (at least not in the MessageThread)
> * Sampling the process shows that the majority of time in each thread is used for:
> ** __semwait_signal
> ** kevent
> ** __select
> ** mach_msg_trap
> ** boost::date_time::micro_sec_clock
> None of this would usually alert me - sleeping and waiting for conditions should not consume CPU, the only issue seems to be the last line which is called from qtipcserver.cpp line 31:
>      if(mq->timed_receive(&strBuf, sizeof(strBuf), nSize, nPriority, d))
> As I see it this should not consume cpu either, but, it is the only thing that seems a bit strange..
> Have you seen this before?
> /M

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