Opening a large mbox file requires unrealistic resources

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Thunderbird
Untriaged
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major
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
2 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: krichter722, Unassigned)

Tracking

({perf})

38 Branch

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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Build ID: 20160304115459

Steps to reproduce:

Opening a large mbox file (provided by many mailing list archives, like [openafs-info@openafs.org](https://lists.openafs.org/pipermail/openafs-info.mbox/openafs-info.mbox)) requires many GB of RAM and possibly more (I didn't finish opening).


Actual results:

Needed to terminate thunderbird after it consumed more than 5 GB RAM.


Expected results:

The resources should be limited since there's no scenario where it's unavoidable to provide multiple GB of expensive RAM to read 200 MB of data.

Comment 1

2 years ago
I don't think this is the actual problem; many people have much larger mbox files (e.g. the All Mail folder for Gmail users), and I haven't seen complaints like this for Gmail...

Comment 2

2 years ago
Do you also see the problem if the folder is repaired and Thunderbird is started in safe mode?
Severity: normal → major
Flags: needinfo?(krichter722)
Keywords: perf

Comment 3

2 years ago
> 200 MB of data.

kritcher,
which file is 200MB - the .msf file?
Is this for the Inbox? Or a different folder to which you have filtered or moved the mail?

Updated

2 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(krichter722)
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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