Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Adobe, you make my CPU go wild

One of these days I'll be a good engineer and figure out exactly why the Adobe firefox plug-in npviewer.bin spins up my CPU without reason. Then I'll post a solution and maybe write them a note.

But, ... It's kind of juvenile to write software with busy loops, no? they teach that in the first week of CS, right?

Here's something I occasionally run in a hidden window:

watch -n 30 'pkill npviewer.bin'

Quick way to cut my CPU usage by an order of magnitude.

P.S. I run fedora 9 Linux, Firefox 3.0.2, Shockwave flash 9.0 r124

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