Bug 53678 - mozilla sometimes opens IN galeon and performs poorly
mozilla sometimes opens IN galeon and performs poorly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: galeon (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
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Reported: 2001-09-14 16:58 EDT by Mike McLean
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-25 16:51:37 EDT
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gtop with mozilla mail embedded in galeon (119.58 KB, image/jpeg)
2001-09-14 17:00 EDT, Michael A. McLean
no flags Details
gtop with mozilla and galeon running separately (111.91 KB, image/jpeg)
2001-09-14 17:01 EDT, Michael A. McLean
no flags Details

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Description Michael A. McLean 2001-09-14 16:58:21 EDT
* re0909.2-i386
* everything install

Description of Problem:
The mozilla startup script attempts to contact an existing mozilla process
(by means of mozilla-bin -remote) before starting a new one.  Sometimes
(but not always) an existing galeon process will respond.  When this
happens mozilla will open embedded in galeon, with lousy performance and
strange behavior.

The performance is particularly bad if you try to open mozilla mail under
galeon.  Galeon opens an absurdly large window (about 17000 x 17000) which
pretty much eats all system memory and slows even a really really fast
machine to a crawl.  I will attach some gtop screen captures.

The behavior is repeatable, although oddly so.  It only happens if galeon
is running and only if galeon is displaying certain web pages
(news-observer.com works, wral.com doesn't, go fig). I tried turning off
java and javascript in galeon, but this had no affect. 

Steps to repeat:
1. run galeon and load www.news-observer.com
2. run mozilla (from command line or launcher)
3. click on mozilla's mail icon
Comment 1 Michael A. McLean 2001-09-14 17:00:07 EDT
Created attachment 31797 [details]
gtop with mozilla mail embedded in galeon
Comment 2 Michael A. McLean 2001-09-14 17:01:16 EDT
Created attachment 31798 [details]
gtop with mozilla and galeon running separately
Comment 3 Christopher Blizzard 2001-09-14 17:39:19 EDT
Wow.  Now _that_ is a bug.
Comment 4 Christopher Blizzard 2001-09-14 17:42:21 EDT
Oh.  If you're using gtop it will combine all of the threads into a single
process giving the illusion of using that much memory.  In fact, all of the
memory is shared so assuming that there are (5) galeon-bin processes instead of
using 200 meg of memory it's actually using 200 / 5 or 40 meg.
Comment 5 Michael A. McLean 2001-09-25 16:51:32 EDT
Note however that the single thread of X is consuming most of the memory.  The
load is so intense that on a Proliant DL380 with 512M of ram X will simply lock up.
Comment 6 Christopher Blizzard 2002-01-25 15:24:01 EST
Fixed in rawhide.

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