LibreOffice 6 on Ubuntu Linux, soffice.bin 100% cpu load

asked 2018-06-19 16:41:58 +0100

frankvw gravatar image

Hi all,

I'm running LO on Ubuntu Linux 18.04. As with previous versions, the process soffice.bin frequently shows a persistent 100% CPU load, heating up the CPU and draining my laptop battery.

I usually have several documents open in Writer and Calc at the same time, on of which is rather large (185+ pages with about two dozen images). That might be related to the problem, however if LO is starved for memory I'd expect that to take the form of slowed response, increased swapping and the like, not a maxed out CPU load.

Old (and now apparently obsolete) forum posts suggest tweaking memory settings, which as far as I understand no longer applies. I can't find any other "tuning" options in LO, unless there's something under 'advanced' that I'm unaware of.

Suggestions, anyone?

// FvW

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Hi, Same issue here. The memory settings can be tweaked under 'advanced options', but apparently that's not recommended and probably unrelated to the issue (according to LO). Some posts said it's an issue with glib2, and deprecating solved the issue for some people.

Funny thing, I found out that the issue only happens when I open the odt version of my document, but not the docx.

uamoti gravatar imageuamoti ( 2018-07-12 12:48:10 +0100 )edit

same here but with 16.04.

hias gravatar imagehias ( 2018-07-17 13:57:49 +0100 )edit

Same issue with similar usage. Windows platform (Windows 7 x64). Libre Office version (x64). I have also noticed that this happens more often when opening MS Office files.

CremionisD gravatar imageCremionisD ( 2018-09-25 11:43:07 +0100 )edit

I'm also finding libreoffice spreadsheets unusable due to this bug. It starts consuming 100% cpu and making certain actions take excruciating long. Last time this happened, it was when I tried to insert a column in a small spreadsheet. Also under Ubuntu 18.04 (mint mate 19.1).

hjs gravatar imagehjs ( 2019-01-03 06:29:41 +0100 )edit