Squeak Daemon: Why doesn't Squeak sleep with zero cpu usage?

Ned Konz ned at squeakland.org
Tue Jan 20 22:17:14 UTC 2004

On Tuesday 20 January 2004 12:46 pm, Peter William Lount wrote:
> When squeak (version Squeak3.6g-5420.image) is idle and simply sitting on
> the screen it's cpu usage drops to hover near 2%. Why? Is there any way to
> have squeak actually go to sleep? Is this possible even when squeak is
> listening on network ports? This is important when running multiple copies
> of squeak on a server. When running 50 copies of squeak idle on a server
> they consume all the cpu cycles!
> How can I configure (or how can we change) squeak to run as a good "daemon
> server" citizen?

Try Squeak 3.7a. It seems to be much better. Of course, you'll want to close 
all the windows too.

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