Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187997
100% cpu load with "Loading..." message that never ends
Last modified: 2008-04-03 22:41:52 EDT
Description of problem:
I have several PDF files that evince can't open properly. Once they are opened
all the pages display a "Loading..." message, CPU usage reaches 100% and the
whole thing just stays there for hours.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. evince some.pdf
2. watch cpu
cpu usage at 100% without results
all the PDF files that cause this problem are written in Greek.
Created attachment 127334 [details]
PDF that causes evince to go 100% cpu load
This is a known performance problem in poppler (the pdf renderer used by
evince). It is indeed caused by the Greek fonts, which are embedded bitmap fonts
(type 3). We're hoping to fix this in the fc6 timeframe.
FC6 !!!???? thats in.. 6 or months? :(
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Fixed in a later release (FC7 and newer)