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Mike Mee

100.5% CPU usage, message creation is tedious

Reported by Mike Mee | March 18th, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

I'm a recent mailmate user. Loving it mostly, thanks!

However, something about my config makes mailmate frequently use 100% CPU. I hadn't noticed this until I finally got sick of message composition being slower than my typing speed and went to look for reasons why. This isn't an "all the time" problem, but I'm guessing at least half the time and possibly 3/4 (fortunately I don't type fast, so mostly I don't notice it).

Is there a config file or something I can send you to show you my setup? I have two mailboxes connected, both from fastmail. One has >10k messages in it, the other quite small. I've disconnected most of the folders I don't use frequently, but that still leaves a large archive and deleted folder.

I'm using a pretty much vanilla setup. I.e. I haven't created any smart folders, so it's just what was already there.


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  • Mike Mee

    Mike Mee March 18th, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

    Fwiw, while I was typing this - not using mailmate at all, I watched the Activity Monitor, and mailmate was consistently at or near 100% CPU. There were no spinning gears on the inbox pane and I had one open compose window.

    Then I switched back to compose, and now Mailmate is consistently < 2%. AFAIK, I didn't do anything except switch away and back...

    This is Mavericks on an 11" Macbook Air.

  • benny

    benny March 18th, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

    The number of messages is quite low and shouldn't be the problem. First try updating to the latest beta (if you haven't already). See the Software Update preferences pane.

    If you still have this problem then use Activity Monitor to make a process sample during one of these delays (it doesn't have to be all the time, just make sure the sample covers one of these delays).

    Thanks in advance.

  • Mike Mee

    Mike Mee March 18th, 2014 @ 07:52 PM

    Thanks. I've downloaded and installed (I was on 3905, now 4025). It was high after re-opening, but ok now. I'll keep an eye on it and grab a sample if it comes back. Thanks again!

  • Mike Mee

    Mike Mee March 18th, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

    Another clue. My firewall says I've downloaded 13GB of mail in the past 7 days (including this morning when it was slow). Fastmail says I have 2.2GB total. Perhaps it's confused...?

  • Mike Mee

    Mike Mee March 18th, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

    Ouch 54GB this month...

  • benny

    benny March 19th, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

    I don't really know how to correctly interpret the firewall numbers, but it does sound like an awful lot.

    You can keep the “Activity Viewer” (⌥⌘0) open if you want to see if MailMate is somehow busy-looping some command to
    the server. If it is the it's not a known issue.

    Do you still have the issue with the beta? Did you manage to make a process sample? (Let me know if you need more specific instructions to do this.)

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • Mike Mee

    Mike Mee March 19th, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

    CPU is definitely improved with the new version, but right now hovering around 50% and the Deleted Messages folder has been spinning for a few minutes and composing a new message seems to lag a bit while that's happening. I've attached the process snapshot.

    Fwiw, my Trash (Deleted Messages) folder has 13621 messages for 808MB total.

    Hope this helps. Thanks!

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