History script related UI freezes



3 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: RainerBielefeldNG, Unassigned)


SeaMonkey 2.39 Branch
Windows 7

SeaMonkey Tracking Flags

(seamonkey2.39 affected)


(Whiteboard: [seamonkey-2.31-unaffected] [seamonkey-2.35-affected])



3 years ago
Steps how to reproduce with  SeaMonkey German 2.39 final Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:42.0 from official download area)  Gecko/20100101  Firefox/42.0  Build 20151103191810  (Classic Theme) on German WIN7 64bit: Simply work with browser hours and hours having Sidebar history Panel visible. 

Bug: Again and again the UI becomes unresponsive for few seconds ... 2 minutes (or so).

Sometimes additional error message "script unresponsive, close or continue?" related to
Script: chrome://communicator/content/history/treeView.js:651
Script: chrome://communicator/content/history/treeView.js:854
Script: chrome://communicator/content/history/treeView.js:181
Script: chrome://communicator/content/history/history-panel.xul:1

Some days it works better, sometimes working with Browser is a real pain.

Additional information:
a) My wife also observed that that became worse middle to end 2015 
   when she updated from SM 2.29 (or 2.31?) to 2.35 and later to 2.39.
b) This was not a problem at the beginning of 2015

Comment 1

3 years ago
c) I am not 100% sure concerning relation to visible History Siedebar PANEL
d) I did not find a clear DUP with <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?cmdtype=dorem&remaction=run&namedcmd=DUPs1239405&sharer_id=41036>, 
   but some Bugs what look a little bit similar
"This was not a problem at the beginning of 2015".

Here are the release dates for successive SeaMonkey stable and beta versions near that time (I don't have the dates for Aurora and Trunk):
2014-12-04 2.31
2014-12-16 2.32b1
2014-12-21 2.32b2
2015-01-04 2.32b3
2015-01-13 2.32
2015-02-06 2.32.1
2015-02-26 2.33b1
2015-03-10 2.33
2015-03-24 2.33.1
--------- (2.34 not released)
2015-09-03 2.35

I'll mark it "prudently" in the Whiteboard as 2.31-unaffected but feel free to change that if you have a better recollection of when exactly in 2015 it became a problem.

The message you saw can however be a side-effect of increasing system load. I don't use the sidebar, but I've been using more and more tabs recently, and I've been seeing that message now and then at startup, when they all start loading at the same time. (browser.sessionstore.max_concurrent_tabs applies when restoring a session but not when loading a multitab homepage and I've been using one or the other depending on circumstances.)
status-seamonkey2.39: --- → affected
Component: General → Bookmarks & History
Whiteboard: [seamonkey-2.31-unaffected] [seamonkey-2.35-affected]
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