Hi Peter, moving this to a new thread.
Peter Brown wrote:
> Hi All
> The answer seems to be to Disable Chatzilla.
> Seamonkey still causes cpus to peak when loading "busy" pages but there
> is no constant peaking when the browser is doing nothing and when typing
> email newsgroup messages.
As mentioned, I don't get the CPU's peaking behaviour here, but do have
moderately high CPU with chatzilla enabled, disabling brings CPU down to
the expected idle usage (typing this, one CPU at 0%, other bouncing from
I've verified that my tree, which dates back to the move to Mercurial.
Seems to be the same as a newly cloned tree.
Tested a new build of Firefox 45.9 with the XPI from the SM build, no
high CPU usage.
Not sure what else to check.
> Disabling HPET in the BIOS also helps a little.
Need to investigate this and perhaps open an issue to get a flag to turn
off HPET in ACPI. Here I don't have a BIOS option to turn it off and
looking at kernel.log from Mint does show it being used.