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Re: Media Player - CPU Usage

by SuicideJunkie (Vicar)
on Nov 28, 2012 at 19:01 UTC ( #1006092=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Media Player - CPU Usage

You're using up 100% of one of the cores checking the conditions of the while loop as fast as possible. You need to sleep between checks.

while ('blah') { sleep 1; # in seconds select(undef,undef,undef, 0.1); # Or doze off for fractional seconds }

Should do. Adjust the numbers depending on how much CPU you want to spend vs how quickly you want to notice that the loop condition has changed.

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Re^2: Media Player - CPU Usage
by roho (Abbot) on Nov 28, 2012 at 22:08 UTC
    Thank you! Adding sleep 1 took care of the problem. As Lotus1 pointed out below, the synopsis includes sleep 1, but it is withing an infinite while loop.

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