Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 964764
Search lags in overview when status is Online
Last modified: 2015-02-17 10:16:30 EST
Description of problem:
I Have two "Online Accounts" enabled, Facebook and Google. I also have two additional mail accounts in Evolution, IMAP+ and EWS, if that is at all relevant. This is possibly an Empathy bug, but posted here as Gnome Shell is the affected component. Please move to appropriate place if necessary.
Whenever I set my status in the user menu to "Online", search in shell overview starts to lag. I start typing and as I start typing the third letter or so, everything freezes, and then resumes about 10 seconds later, completing the letters I was typing and returning everything I typed after the freeze. The same happens when I erase letters in the search, everything freezes temporarily. When status is set to "Offline" search functions normally
I've tested this on a F19 x86_64 image (updated May 18) and i686, PAE kernel (updated May 19) with identical results.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change status to online (Facebook and Gmail account)
2. Enter Activites Overview.
3. Start typing.
Shell freezes temporarily after two keystrokes.
Search results returned right away.
System Software / Hardware Information (from Phoronix test suite)
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M @ 2.40GHz (4 Cores), Motherboard: TOSHIBA PWWAA v1.00, Chipset: Intel Core DRAM, Memory: 6144MB, Disk: 250GB TOSHIBA MK2565GS, Graphics: Intel Core IGP, Audio: Realtek ALC259, Network: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E + Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n
OS: Fedora 19 (Schrdingers Cat), Kernel: 3.9.2-301.fc19.i686.PAE* (i686), Desktop: GNOME Shell 3.8.2, Display Server: X Server 1.14.1, Display Driver: intel 2.21.6, OpenGL: 2.1 Mesa 9.2.0, File-System: ext4, Screen Resolution: 1366x768
*also tested x86_64 as I've stated.
I have now had several updates, testing updates enabled, and the bug is still present. I believe both Gnome Shell and Empathy have had at least one update. For a workaround I've found that disabling contacts search in the settings allows me to have an online status while using the overview, but contacts search remains broken.
I can confirm that bug when I am "available" with just a facebook account, on kernel 3.9.4-301.fc19.x86_64 and everything updated (updates-testing enabled). This makes the search unusable.
The latest update to Gnome Shell 3.8.3 seems to have fixed this. Search is amazingly fast now and no lag whatsoever. If others can confirm this I suppose this bug can be closed.
Bug is back, same as before, with the latest updates. Search unusable with online status.
I'm experiencing the same issue, although I haven't tested whether it depends on my availability status in GNOME.
However, I can confirm that the 10-second lag which makes the search completely unusable is happening when I'm "Online", also on Google and Facebook - but I'm not sure what's happening when I'm offline as I haven't specifically tried it.
I have filed an upstream bug, to the GNOME team, here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=704502
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