[NTG-context] Bug: context/mtxrun makes Firefox eat up cpu

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Oct 30 10:06:11 CET 2020

> On 30 Oct 2020, at 09:34, ntg at scorecrow.com wrote:
> Hi Sylvain,
> This bug tracker report <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1599329> describes lagging / freezing (which are symptoms of excessive CPU usage, of course) for versions of Firefox from 70 to 74 inclusive on Manjaro. They also report Chromium seeing the same problem.

This basically says it is a bug in the video driver. 

You could test that theory by switching to a text terminal for running the ‘context’ command (assuming the text-only terminal is still accessible in Manjaro) and see whether the output of ‘context —help’ causes lag there as well. Even a really, really crappy video driver should be able to handle the output stream in full-screen text mode, so if it still lags in that environment, that moves the needle toward a problem in ConTeXt (however unlikely Hans and I think that is).

Best wishes,

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