How to debug a CPU hog?

James Hong greyeye at
Wed Oct 21 02:42:13 EDT 2009

my guess is one of the plug-in is causing the issue.

Disable ALL the plug-ins.
enable one by one to see which may be the problem
James H

Zuxy Meng wrote:
> Hi all,
> My pidgin hogs an entire CPU core (resource manager shows about 50% 
> CPU usage as mine is a dual core) after several minutes, even after 
> I've disabled all my accounts and plugins. I'm using pidgin 2.6.3 (the 
> problem has been there for quite some time so it isn't a regression of 
> the latest version) under Windows Vista SP1 32-bit.
> Can anybody give me a hint as how to debug the problem? How can I find 
> which function is the culprit? I have a working MinGW gdb installation.
> Zuxy
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