[CentOS] Firefox and CPU spikes?

Mon Jul 9 18:20:11 UTC 2007
Ray Leventhal <centos at swhi.net>

Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> Is it just me, or does anyone else experience their CPU utilization
> spiking to 100% for about 5 to 10 seconds when Firefox is about to
> download a file, via http or ftp?   Then, after the file starts to
> download, the CPU usage drops back down to normal.
> I've got Firefox running on CentOS 4.4 32-bit.
> Thanks.
> Scott
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Hi Scott,

I experience the same behavior in FF on Windows and Linux.  In fact, the
same was with FF 1.5/Win if I recall.

I'm running 1.5 on my CentOS 5 box now with no issues, but the same
'first load' or 'download' CPU spike.

Hope this helps.