High CPU usage after running for several days [$15]

Bug #1657494 reported by naisanza on 2017-01-18
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Plank
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Bug Description

Plank increasingly consumes more CPU cycles over time.

At about ~4613 minutes of runtime, CPU usage by the Plank process sits at around 60~70%
At about ~6118 minutes of runtime, CPU usage by the Plank process sits at 100%

# top output
# 23941 user 20 0 891820 118664 27388 R 100.0 3.4 6118:20 plank

- Plank: 0.11.2-1
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Gnome 3 vanilla
- xserver-common: 2:1.18.4-1ubuntu6.1

Wesley Moore (wjmoore) on 2017-01-20
summary: - High CPU usage after running for several days
+ High CPU usage after running for several days [$15]
naisanza (naisanza) on 2017-01-25
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Wesley Moore (wjmoore) wrote :

I was encountering this issue in elementary OS 0.4, which is built on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm now running Arch and have built Plank from source and have had it running for over 4 days now and plank idle CPU usage is < 1%.

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