I have a couple of times experienced an elpy (Emacs Python development environment) python process using a considerable amount of CPU resources, loading the computer to an extent that I had to kill the python process. This seems to happen if there temporarily is a syntax error in the Python file edited.
I see that the elpy Python process is also loading the computer during startup:
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 5011 fnielsen 20 0 1926520 232172 68344 S 51.0 5.7 0:52.33 python
I believe my elpy setup is pretty vanilla just following https://github.com/jorgenschaefer/elpy/wiki/Installation
What could be wrong?