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Re: Emacs very slow, how to investigate

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Emacs very slow, how to investigate
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:10:32 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Julien Cubizolles <address@hidden> writes:

> After running for a few hours, Emacs becomes sluggish, to the point that
> it takes several seconds to move the focus from one window to the other,
> with switch-window (keyboard or mouse). I'm running GNU Emacs
> (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.10.8), my typical workflow includes
> latex-mode org-mode gnus helm.
> Has anyone seen something similarĀ ? How can I investigateĀ ?

Haven't seen it, but I'd start by examining how much memory and CPU
Emacs is using.

The command line tool "top" is good enough.
Take memory readings just after start up then
when things slow down.  Look for memory use creeping up.

Dan Espen

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