I run Mango on a low power pc along with security software and weather display. Upto version 1.6.? (currently i'm on 1.6.4 but I'm not sure when the problem started, it think version 4)I've not seen any issues, the processor averages around 50% load.
After the upgrade as soon as I try to view my main page Tomcat goes to 80%+ and flat lines the processor at 100% and it stays that way for 10 to 20 minutes, this then crashes the other software which then starts to auto recover making the situation worse.
I have a copy of 1.5.0 can I downgrade back to that? or will that create a whole other set of problems ?
I can take a look at your instance if you want. PM me with the details if so. If you make a lot of use of event handlers, that could be an explanation. You might consider porting your instance over to MySQL too. The database performance is much better than with Derby.