[Pidgin] #11953: Pidign causes high CPU and memory usage on startup

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Tue May 18 12:27:30 EDT 2010

#11953: Pidign causes high CPU and memory usage on startup
 Reporter:  rheckber         |     Owner:  rekkanoryo
     Type:  defect           |    Status:  new       
Component:  unclassified     |   Version:  2.6.6     
 Keywords:  cpu memory high  |  
 Pidgin 2.6.6 just reinstalled
 Windows XP SP3 on Dell GX620 Core 2 Duo 3.00Ghz with 2Gb RAM

 Plugins enabled
 Autoaccept 2.6.6
 Buddy notes 2.6.6
 Pidgin4lib 0.4

 gmail xmpp
 meebo xmpp

 No custom smileys or animated avatars

 When I log into the machine, Pidgin cup usage goes to 50 percent and stays
 there.  The memory used keeps climbing, usually settling on 300-400Mb.
 Eventually, I am able to click on the system tray icon and get pidgin to
 come up.  When it does, cpu usage drops to 0 and sytems starts responding
 normally.  This can take anywhere from 5 minutes to more than 1/2 an hour.
 Clicking on any function in pidgin causes a spike in both cpu and
 memory.usage and there is usually a lag when selecting functions.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/11953>
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