On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 03:48:46PM -0400, Wayne Cuddy wrote:
> When vile is linked against ncursesw, version 5.9 64-bit in this case, it
> chews up the CPU when highlighting is enabled.
> It's quite reproducible for me:
> - start vile on any file which can be highlighted
> - go into insert mode
> - make any change to the file (simply moving the cursor does not
> trigger the problem) but a single character change will
> Leaving insert mode does not correct the problem.
> It seems to be related to highlighter execution. Turning highlighting
> off (set nohl) brings the load back down.
> Using strace I can see that poll() is being executed with a timeout of
> 0. According to the man page this causes poll to return immediately so
> that explains the load.

Brendan sent me some more information, getting me to look at this chunk:

        if (acmilli != 0) {
            for_ever {
                result = getch();
                if (result < 0) {
                } else {
        } else {
            nodelay(stdscr, FALSE);
            result = getch();

A few months ago, I was working on the timeout code in ncurses - old bug - and
may not have fixed it completely (but now I know where to look).

Thomas E. Dickey <dic...@invisible-island.net>

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