CPU usage! ⚡

I have not opened anything on my system but then too it always lags. So, I downloaded a Task manager to find out the CPU usage of each application. I rebooted my system then I wait for 10-15 seconds then I opened the Task Manager and I see this :
Screenshot_Task Manager_2

can anyone explain this?

And your inxi -Faz?

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─λ inxi -Faz
System:    Kernel: 5.13.13-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0  
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=2eecb44b-bea6-45cb-b80f-d0d48152f7da  
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 resume=UUID=66a19e2b-d315-4ca5-bb27-18c982ff6be6 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.22.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM  
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux  
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 14s-dq3xxx v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10  
serial: <filter>  
Mobo: HP model: 88E9 v: 81.16 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: F.04 date: 03/18/2021  
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 36.9 Wh (94.6%) condition: 39.0/41.0 Wh (95.0%) volts: 13.0 min: 11.4  
model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Charging cycles: 217  
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N4500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Tremont family: 6  
model-id: 9C (156) stepping: 0 microcode: 1D cache: L2: 4 MiB  
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 4454  
Speed: 2440 MHz min/max: 800/2800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2440 2: 2416  
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected  
Type: l1tf status: Not affected  
Type: mds status: Not affected  
Type: meltdown status: Not affected  
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp  
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization  
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling  
Type: srbds status: Not affected  
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected  
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel JasperLake [UHD Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel  
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:4e55 class-ID: 0300  
Device-2: Quanta HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:3  
chip-ID: 0408:5365 class-ID: 0e02  
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: i915  
note: n/a (using device driver) display-ID: :0 screens: 1  
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3")  
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 112 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") diag: 354mm (13.9")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (JSL) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_sof_pci_intel_icl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:4dc8 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.13-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.34 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: rtw_8821ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8821ce port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:c821
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:5
chip-ID: 0bda:b00e class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 112.72 GiB (47.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Toshiba model: KBG40ZNV256G KIOXIA size: 238.47 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: HP00AE00 temp: 70.8 C scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 229.41 GiB size: 229.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 112.72 GiB (49.1%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 562 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 229.41 GiB size: 229.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 112.72 GiB (49.1%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 229.41 GiB size: 229.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 112.72 GiB (49.1%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 229.41 GiB size: 229.41 GiB (100.00%) used: 112.72 GiB (49.1%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
maj-min: 259:3
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 7.48 GiB used: 1.2 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 85.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 216 Uptime: 1h 38m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.48 GiB used: 3.79 GiB (50.7%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: 1330 pacman: 1317
lib: 316 snap: 13 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.06

I'll bet dollars to donuts it's Baloo.

What's the output from balooctl status?


What does task manager say ordering by CPU desc?

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╰─λ balooctl status
Baloo File Indexer is running
Indexer state: Idle (Powersave)
Total files indexed: 42,725
Files waiting for content indexing: 2
Files failed to index: 0
Current size of index is 422.38 MiB
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IDK..pls tell me how to fix this..its too frustrating :neutral_face:

I think if you click on the CPU column it should order by that field. Maybe once or twice, ascending/ descending

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I have checked , its in descending order!

Since you are on KDE why don't you check also with system monitor. Or htop also.

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Heyy..I actually had not updated Garuda since 5-6 months.,, So I did sudo pacman -Syu then rebooted, and now everything seems fine :slightly_smiling_face:

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That's a fantastic stress test of Garuda's stability over a massive update!


Ubuntu users be like.

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