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Description of problem:
using kernel Linux little.lethalwp 2.4.20-19.9 #1 Tue Jul 15 17:18:13 EDT 2003
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
sometimes, when i press the send & receive mail button, the s&r window appear
and gets stuck, pressing cancel doesn't help.
It seems this happens when evolution gets swapped out on the hdd, then swapped
in again (when asking to re-display evolution)
this is very annoying & it's not easy to trigger, to get rid of the problem i
have to killev & restart it again
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Steps to Reproduce:
2.make it swapped out by running some very big memory eating tasks, (i was
playing with mplayer to see how it works when all overlay slots were used at
that time and did a for i in `seq 35 `; do ( mplayer -ss 0:0:55 mnk-qa.avi
&>/dev/null & ) ; done ), but i don't recomend this method ;)
3. killall mplayer
4. press send & receive button
Actual Results: send/receive window appears, and it's stuck
Expected Results: getting mail from pop
I haven't seen this. Can you get an strace or a backtrace in gdb of what
evolution is doing when this occurs?
I am seeing this identical problem with Redhat 9 and all the updates. It seems
to have started happening recently. This could be either because of some update
or because I have recently been doing some memory intensive work that might
cause evolution to swap out to disk.
I will run evolution with strace, but I could probably give better information
if someone gave me a lesson in how strace works and what information is desired.
I tried strace, but I couldn't get evolution to freeze up at that moment and the
file grows fairly quickly so I am a bit worried about leaving it on for long
periods of time. Is there a way to just save the last so many bytes of information?
Created attachment 94861 [details]
bzip2 of an strace on evolution
This trace is the result of running:
strace -o evo.trace.txt evolution &
I now have an strace of evolution from a time when it runs into the bug that
causes it to hang. This bug is exceedingly annoying and basically happens every
time I want to do real work. All I have to do is use up a lot of memory with
another program for a time (it seems to require that I am away from evolution
for at least 5 minutes), and then when I go back to evolution to look at my mail
it is all hung up. Not only will it not download, but it won't display mail either.
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Closing as CANTFIX.