Re: [dwm] way towards 5.0

From: Tuncer Ayaz <>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 17:45:37 +0200

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Anselm R. Garbe <> wrote:
> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 09:33:15AM +0200, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
>> and please don't forget to include:
>> 1) BarOff
>> and possibly an optimization in the case of BarOff which
>> prevents any busy loop trying to read from stdin.
> Not sure who came up with claiming the stdin reader being a busy
> loop. But the stdin reader has never been a busy loop in dwm, it
> is select()-driven.

Noone came up with that claim, I'm just asking to be sure it's not
without digging into the code. Sorry for the confusion. I should
have been clearer.

> The point why you might notice high loads is not because of dwm,
> it is because your input feed produces high load (most likely
> because you are using a sleep 1 based shell loop with lots of
> processes being involved).

I don't use the bar at all so dwm should be almost or entirely
event driven and idle most of the time.
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