Increased CPU usage (+40%) - due to scheduled task threads


I recently upgraded Lucee from to and am seeing a considerable increase in CPU usage (+40%~).

This graph shows the CPU usage. The point where CPU usage increases coincides with the update of the Lucee version.


Version: Lucee
Servlet Container: Apache Tomcat/9.0.19
Java: 11.0.8 (AdoptOpenJDK) 64bit
OS : Linux (4.15.0-130-generic) 64bit


Pothys - MitrahSoft
March 9, 2021, 12:15 PM

I've checked with lucee version This issue was fixed. No CPU usage was increased.

Michael Offner
March 9, 2021, 9:03 AM

please give this another try

Michael Offner
March 8, 2021, 7:36 PM

it happen in the calculation of DST offset compensation when the interval is bigger than an hour

Tony Monast
February 17, 2021, 1:05 PM

When I have only my scheduled task “To Infinity and Beyond“ with the starting time at 00:00:00 and interval at 14400, here what I see with performance analyzer plugin

The last column is the CPU time. After few seconds I see CPU time jumping at 286,281.25, then 316,234.38, then 332,750.00, and going up and up and up…

I tried to find a pattern for the bug. It’s directly related to the scheduled task interval :

  • 10000 (2,777778 hours) ok

  • 10400 (2,8888889 hours) ok

  • 10800 (3 hours) bug

  • 10810 (3,0027778 hours) ok

  • 14400 (4 hours) bug

  • 14700 (4,0833333 hours) ok

  • 18000 (5 hours) ok

At first I thought it was coming from a rounding issue and/or data type (int vs float), because it was buggy just with whole number like 3 and 4 hours, but it’s okay with 5 hours. It’s strange.

For now I just changed the interval 14400 to 14700 for my problematics scheduled tasks and the Lucee CPU dropped at 0%.

Note that if my scheduled task use an interval of 14400 and start at {t ‘06:00:00’}, it’s fine. But if it’s start at 00:00:00, or 00:30:00, or 01:00:00 the bug still occur. This is indeed a bug depending on the combination of start time and interval, and maybe end time as well.

Zac Spitzer
February 16, 2021, 3:19 PM

discussion on the dev forum

My Performance Analyzer plugin now shows thread cpu time and the stack so you can easily see if you are hitting this bug

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