Bug 963054 - Abrt Slow Start Up
Abrt Slow Start Up
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-abrt (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Filak
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-15 00:24 EDT by KitchM
Modified: 2016-11-30 19:44 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-18 08:53:52 EST
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Description KitchM 2013-05-15 00:24:52 EDT
Description of problem:Abrt doesn't open very quickly at all.  It seems sluggish in operation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on icon when it appears in the system tray.
Actual results:
Slow to open

Expected results:
Should open like other apps.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jakub Filak 2013-05-16 06:13:57 EDT
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.
Comment 2 KitchM 2013-05-16 09:50:22 EDT
Does it perhaps use an inefficient database and/or retrievel method?
Comment 3 KitchM 2013-05-16 14:50:36 EDT
Or, if nothing else, perhaps a message and a progress meter after the window opens.
Comment 4 Jakub Filak 2013-05-16 16:25:57 EDT
(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
> open.

Sorry. I wasn't precise. I meant I do something like you say.
Comment 5 KitchM 2013-05-17 10:32:17 EDT
Sounds like you know what you're doing.

Comment 6 Jakub Filak 2013-07-04 09:04:32 EDT
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.
Comment 7 KitchM 2013-07-04 13:25:30 EDT
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.
Comment 8 KitchM 2013-07-04 15:16:45 EDT
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.
Comment 9 Jakub Filak 2013-07-08 03:06:55 EDT
(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[1] 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[2] and report the results here.

1: http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/
2: http://rmarko.fedorapeople.org/
Comment 10 KitchM 2013-07-08 11:05:56 EDT
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?
Comment 11 Jakub Filak 2013-07-08 12:53:51 EDT
(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.
Comment 12 KitchM 2013-07-08 13:45:28 EDT
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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