Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455467
gtk2 slowness while rendering widgets in rawhide
Last modified: 2008-09-04 23:15:40 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm not sure how to explain it, but the gtk2 in rawhide is much, much slower
than the one in Fedora 9. Ever since the upgrade to gtk2-2.13.4-2.fc10.x86_64,
every application which uses gtk2 seems to take forever to render and CPU
utilization seems to be much higher.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load up Evolution with lots of messages
2. Load up a directory in Nautilus with >=500 files
CPU utilization is high for longer periods of time as widget rendering takes place
It was as fast as in F-9
This was also present in the F9 tests/alphas/betas - I'm sorry if this is the
intentional behaviour (as in the slowness is caused by extra debugging code or
something similar which is enabled for rawhide only).
It looks like gtk2 was build with -O0 for a while. The latest build should be back to regular CFLAGS, let me know if that doesn't help.