When sorted by CPU usage, the process list gets automatically scrolled down as time goes on.
Submitted by loc..@..il.com
Assigned to Xfce Bug Triage
I often keep the Task Manager open in the background and I have processes sorted by CPU usage to be able to quickly see who's stealing all my precious iops.
However, as time goes on, the process list gets automatically scrolled down, till the very bottom of the list.
I suspect (but cannot prove) that the mechanism is the following: one process is selected in the list all the time. As time progresses and processes die, before dying they usually start occupying less CPU, and thus get ranked lower in the process list. When a process dies, apparently, the selected process is chosen to be the closes to the one who just died. That is the one with a low CPU usage.
This is a bit inconvenient, as when examining processes sorted by CPU usage, I am usually no interested in a particular process but rather in, say, top $nCores.