Everything posted by repertor
@RomanZ @Helen I am on a 2010 MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz C2D, 8GB RAM. macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on SSD, while 348 GB Sync folder is on separate, internal HDD. Not only does WindowServer regularly use 20% + CPU while Sync icon is animating, Sync itself pegs my processor at max the entire time it transfers files. Why is transferring files so resource intensive? No other BitTorrent application I have ever used has used that much CPU, even while UL/DL at multiple MB per second. Sync is not necessarily "Indexing" during this time, but when it is, my computer is almost unusable.
No, I'm on Sierra. 10.12.5. This has been an issue for a long time, almost ever since I started using Sync, when it was still called BitTorrent Sync. I remember reading a thread, where there was a discussion about how the high CPU usage was caused by the animated Sync icon. Yet the developers haven't changed the Sync icon to not animate while syncing. All it would take is to create a static set of icons for the different states, and the high CPU utilization should cease for WindowServer. This is what other app developers have done, including Dropbox and even macOS itself for Time Machine
Hello, I have notice that a long-standing issue, where Resilio Sync's animated icon on macOS while syncing causes high CPU usage from the WindowServer process, still has not been fixed. Through Activity Monitor, I see WindowServer using 20–40% CPU the entire time Resilio Sync is sending/receiving. This amplifies considerably the battery drain that Resilio Sync already has.