Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 963054
Abrt Slow Start Up
Last modified: 2016-11-30 19:44:19 EST
Description of problem:Abrt doesn't open very quickly at all. It seems sluggish in operation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):0.2.10.29.g357b
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on icon when it appears in the system tray.
Slow to open
Should open like other apps.
Thank you for the report!
I'm not really sure but I would say this is caused by retrieving problems from abrt-dbus which is performed at start up. The operation could be postponed and performed asynchronously after the window became visible.
Does it perhaps use an inefficient database and/or retrievel method?
Or, if nothing else, perhaps a message and a progress meter after the window opens.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Does it perhaps use an inefficient database and/or retrievel method?
It is more likely the method than the database.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Or, if nothing else, perhaps a message and a progress meter after the window
Sorry. I wasn't precise. I meant I do something like you say.
Sounds like you know what you're doing.
I've submitted a patch set which should make the start up faster but the worst case (all problems are different from each other) is not still fixed.
I've updated to the Fedora 19 version and noted it here.
Thanks for your continuing work on this problem. I will watch for the upgrade.
By the way, I just checked the link you gave, and I wanted to note that I am not meaning a few seconds; I am meaning 20-30 seconds, and it also often stops responding on close.
(In reply to KitchM from comment #8)
How many problems do you see listed in gnome-abrt? I ran tests with 60 problems.
And regardless of the number of problems, the performance of gnome-abrt depends on the number of all installed applications in your system (because of search for a desktop entry which provides the icon and the user friendly name). I'm trying to break this performance dependency but I need more time to think about it before I start coding.
Anyway, the patches mentioned in comment #6 has been already applied. So, if you want to help us, please update abrt/libreport/gnome-abrt packages from the nightly repository and report the results here.
I have over 70 problems in my list. But I am not using gnome; I am using xfce 4.10.1. Does that make a difference?
What should I do in this case?
(In reply to KitchM from comment #10)
> I have over 70 problems in my list. But I am not using gnome; I am using
> xfce 4.10.1. Does that make a difference?
I would say yes. Even though gnome-abrt is pure gtk application, it benefits from GNOME because GNOME loads all Gtk stuff and probably makes the start up faster. But neither I use GNOME (I use KDE) and gnome-abrt starts reasonable fast. I will do some test in xfce.
> What should I do in this case?
Well, I just wanted to know if the patches have had some performance impact in your case.
I continually (daily) update to the latest normal updates, but I have see no change that I can tell. Sorry.
Thanks for your help.
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