[tbb-bugs] #8560 [Tor Browser]: 100% CPU usage in Tor Browser?

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Wed Oct 1 18:11:24 UTC 2014

#8560: 100% CPU usage in Tor Browser?
     Reporter:  mikeperry    |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  major        |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  tbb-firefox-patch
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
       Points:               |

Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:12 s7r]:
 > At the yearly cleanig of the garage found an old box which was used at
 the office for accounting purposes, decided to blow the dust away and give
 it a use... Found out it won't work with Tor Browser, becasue of the CPU.
 > Tor Browser 3.6.5 is eating 100% CPU, after few hours of either usage
 either staying idle (in order to keep socksport open for other torified

 Can you try an experiment? Use about:config to toggle
 extensions.torbutton.versioncheck_enabled to false. We'd like to know if
 doing this eliminates the hang.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/8560#comment:17>
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