GPGMail: GPGMail makes Mac slow - uses a lot of CPU

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Metin Savignano

15 Aug, 2018 12:17 PM

Since the last update, I experience the problem that when displaying a PGP encrypted email, GPGMail uses so much CPU that my Mac doesn’t respond well any more.

This seems to be not only shortly while decrypting (which I would accept), but as long as the message is displayed.

Expected
I would expect high CPU usage only shortly while decrypting, not continuously while displaying the decrypted email.

macOS                   10.12.6     16G1510
GPG Suite               2018.3      2223    (8d0c266)
GPGMail                 2.7.3       1268    (b7a4d043)
GPG Keychain            1.4.4       1460    (9010342)
GPGServices             1.11.4      1013    (0b04f6c)
MacGPG                  2.2.8       916     (0ed4a99)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.2       997     (1a09bc7)
Libmacgpg               0.8.5       863     (0707962)
pinentry                0.9.7.1     9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 17 Aug, 2018 02:30 PM

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    Hi Metin,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    Is this happening when selecting any encrypted message or one specific message? If the latter, can you isolate that message in a separate folder and see if the problem persists if you only select the inbox in Mail.app?

    While the issue is happeing, could you please create the following debug information:

    Spindump

    • open Activity Monitor
    • sort after 'Process Name' (first column) and select Mail
    • click the cogwheel icon and select 'Spindump'
    • 'Save...' the Spindump output to your desktop
    • attach the resulting file to your existing discussion

    Process Sample

    • open Activity Monitor
    • sort after 'Process Name' (first column) and select Mail
    • click the cogwheel icon and select 'Sample Process'
    • 'Save...' the Spindump output to your desktop
    • attach the resulting file to your existing discussion

    Best,
    steve

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