Station is slow / high memory usage / high CPU load


(Eliza Morrison) #42

(Georges Abi-Heila) #43

@Eliza_Morrison & @marcasmar94,

Thanks for your quick reply.
Just clarifying here: we need your Station’s Process Manager not your computer’s.


(Marc Asmar) #44

My bad, here you go

(Eliza Morrison) #45

@Georges you need to plug in your computer! :nerd_face:

(Rakesh Pradhan) #46

(Chris Roy) #47

(Anton Staroverov) #48

It really felt a bit better! … before it started crashing my new MacBook Pro… still want to use Station, but CPU overload with regular crashes… pleeeease fix that. it worked well in the past, right?

*** Panic Report ***
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff800bd886ea): "Double fault at 0xffffff800bd9df71, registers:\n" "CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0xffffff922e1f7f88, CR3: 0x0000000323492128, CR4: 0x00000000003627e0\n" "RAX: 0x0000000000000001, RBX: 0x0000000000000002, RCX: 0xffffff800c458068, RDX: 0x0000000000000000\n" "RSP: 0xffffff922e1f7f90, RBP: 0xffffff922e1f8030, RSI: 0x0000000000000000, RDI: 0x0000000000000002\n" "R8:  0xffffff803f3ea000, R9:  0x00000000fffffffc, R10: 0xffffff8041d1b045, R11: 0x0000000000000001\n" "R12: 0x0000000000000002, R13: 0x0000000000000000, R14: 0x0000000000000000, R15: 0x0000000000000000\n" "RFL: 0x0000000000010086, RIP: 0xffffff800bd9df71, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010\n" "Error code: 0x0000000000000000\n"@/BuildRoot/Library/Caches/


	Backtrace continues...
      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:[D401EA59-CF17-3149-BE38-8586087A75DF]@0xffffff7f8e902000->0xffffff7f8e9f7fff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Station Helper

(Taylor Ling) #49

Just experience the worst memory usage in Station, and I have no idea why it does it - I was just browsing on Chrome and the whole system was super laggy and slow, and when I check, I see this. Pretty ridiculous.

(Georges Abi-Heila) #50

Thanks a lot @taylorling
Could you send your Station’s Process Manager instead of your computer’s: there’s much more information for us to debug :wink:


(Taylor Ling) #51

@Georges Sorry I have to force close the whole Station app because otherwise I can’t use my Mac. Will keep that in mind if it happen again.

(Wout Mertens) #52

I can say that I haven’t seen Station helpers with CPU issues as much any more in the last few days. I’ll update here if that changes (that is, once I get Station working again after the broken update :wink: )

(Chris Roy) #53

Just updated to the latest version and was still slow. Removed app and re-installed fresh from the website and still slow, to the extent that it kills all other running apps. Pressing a key on the cursor can take 30s-60s to show a character :sweat:

(Daniel Schlaug) #54

So the station processes do not seem to be the issue, it’s Station itself that’s chugging down CPU. For me it sits idly at 20-50%.

Not sure if it’s a coincidence or not but I relaunched Station so the new features “sparkle button” didn’t show up any more and the CPU is now down to a totally acceptable 2-8%. I saw the high CPU usage both with the animated “update available” button and directly after updating with the “new features” button.

(Leonardo Amico) #55

I’ve noticed that my mac pro started being very slow in saving screenshots (CMD + Shift + 4) - if before it was instantaneous, now it takes 10 seconds (I use screenshots a lot for research, so that was really annoying).

Apparently, it was Station that caused the problem, and removing it from launching at startup fixes it.

Macbook pro - mid 2015 - running macOS High Sierra

(Bryan) #56

Station is totally unusable now. CPU usage seems high, but not outrageous. Why is GPU sucking up so much memory?

(Vinh Dang) #57

The issue I’m facing is …

In Mac OS High Sierra, starting Station will cause WindowServer process took up a lot of CPU percentage, and make Mac be unusable.

Here’s the detailed report

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(Maciej Dragan) #58

This is the reason I quit using station. Moved to Chrome with the same apps opened in tabs and the difference is drastic. My laptop is silent again and the battery lasts 2hrs longer.

(Jimmy) #59

I’m using multiple gmail accounts and it is a quite horrible experience working with that CPU problem
Please fix

(Ankit Sharma) #60

I have been facing the same problem after upgrading to latest version 1.24 which is based on electron 2.x
Can we download the earlier version of the app from somewhere so that till the bug is fixed at least the app is usable? What I could remember v1.5 or 1.19 didn’t have this issue.

(Daniel Coelho) #61

I was loving Station for 2 days and now, after 2 weeks, I’m giving up on it because of this. I can’t have to wait 30 seconds every time that I want to use it :frowning_face: