Public bug reported: Even when doing nothing but displaying a terminal screen with top running gnome-shell uses 10% of a CPU. That seems excessive. I disabled all extensions to try and make the test fair. Enabling the system monitor extension increases the load to 13-14%. It seems that the gnome- shell screen painting is highly CPU consuming even if screen updates are infrequent (1 a second for all these cases).
ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04 Package: gnome-shell 3.28.1-0ubuntu2 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17 Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME Date: Tue May 29 11:38:05 2018 DisplayManager: gdm3 InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-10-27 (578 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719) SourcePackage: gnome-shell UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-05-19 (9 days ago) ** Affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Tags: amd64 apport-bug bionic -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Desktop Bugs, which is subscribed to gnome-shell in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1773959 Title: High CPU usage by gnome-shell even when idle To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1773959/+subscriptions -- desktop-bugs mailing list email@example.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/desktop-bugs