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cpu-sos

S.O.S. from a CPU in distress

‘cpu-sos’ is a buffer-local minor-mode designed to track the visibility of buffers associated with sub-processes or EXWM managed windows and send a SIGSTOP signal to those processes (and their related ones) as soon as their buffers become buried, eventually reverting this by sending a SIGCONT signal as soon as they become visible again. This has the effect of limiting CPU consumption of processes managed by Emacs at the user’s discretion. Useful for programs whose background processing the user is not interested in. For example, web-browsers running JavaScript aggressively on background for no good reason. Other legitimate use is to forcibly disable background app notifications while one’s attention focus is elsewhere.

CAVEATS: Notice that the concept of "visibility" used by this package is defined by the semantics of the value ‘visible’ given to the parameter ‘ALL-FRAMES’ of function ‘get-buffer-window’. This is necessary, but not sufficient for actual view of the buffer at hand. For instance, if a buffer is in a window of a frame that is totally occluded by another it still is regarded as "visible", although one can’t actually see it. Aside from imprecise detection of visual interaction, there is no attempt to detect sound interaction. Therefore, buffers running music players or recording programs should not have this mode enabled. The same is true if one wants to have asynchronous processes delivering notifications at arrival. Keep also in mind that trying to yank selection from stopped processes is problematic.

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