gedit abnormally use high CPU

Bug #1771734 reported by Chia-Hao Hsu on 2018-05-17
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gedit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Gedit trigger an ubuntu high cpu consumption when the mouse is not in the windows of gedit.

 gnome-shell ate up 50 % of cpu, while Xorg consumed 20 % of cpu, gedit consumed 30 % of cpu. CPU is not able to cool down, when gedit is opened and the location of mouse is in other applications instead of gedit. If the situation goes on, system will hang.

  When Gedit is turned off in time, everything goes back to normal.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gedit 3.18.3-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-41.46~16.04.1-generic 4.13.16
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-41-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.17
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Thu May 17 12:58:37 2018
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gedit
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-29 (17 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20180228)
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Chia-Hao Hsu (hsusonic) wrote :
Chia-Hao Hsu (hsusonic) wrote :


   I changed the configuration in Tweak Tool, change the "Focus Mode" from "mouse" to "Click". Afterthat, only when I do a click on the windows other than gedit induce the high cpu consumption. The operation did not show any noticeable error in system log file.

   Is there any suggestion, please?

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