Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142808
When the automatic spelling checker is launched from a right click it causes the machine to start swapping uncontrollably
Last modified: 2016-06-07 18:45:06 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.3; Linux) (KHTML, like Gecko)
Description of problem:
I launch openoffice.org while running only windowmaker or KDE desktop. Open a document, right click on a red wavy line demonstrating a spelling error.
On previous versions, Openoffice.org took maybe 40 seconds and a lot of disk thrashing to open the spelling options (40 seconds on a fast machine is far too long, abiword manages this in less than a second)
The current version of Openoffice.org causes the disk to start thrashing uncontrollably, I have a cron job that runs every minute to do a dump of top, so I could see what processes were using what memory. The disk thrashing is so bad that the cron job does not succeed in delivering any output and I am unable to do anything other than turn the machine off with the power button.
The hardware is a X31 IBM laptop with 256Mb RAM, and a 1400MHz processor.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Openoffice.org and type a sentence with a typographical error. Ensure that automatic spell checking is turned on.
2. Right click on a mis-spelled word.
3. The computer's disk starts thrashing, the spelling checker alternatives never appear and the machine must be rebooted.
Actual Results: The machine swaps uncontrollably and I am unable to kill the process in the GUI or login via a virtual console.
Expected Results: The spell checker should quickly provide a list of words with similar but correct spellings.
This is a dup of bug #124374
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 124374 ***