High CPU usage while visiting Facebook
Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
On doing a top, I see that the CPU is actually being consumed by the X process and not just by Firefox. But it is certainly driven by Firefox since closing the Facebook tab fixes the problem. I'm seeing X consuming around 45% CPU and Firefox another 20% consistently.
I tried doing an strace and it was largely filled with gettimeofday() calls. I can attach a detailed log if required, but I couldn't immediately see anything relevant in the strace output.
Date: Thu Jul 24 21:45:32 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.1+build1+
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-20-generic i686