(In reply to Will Hawkins from comment #4)
(In reply to Will Hawkins from comment #3)
(In reply to Denis Palmeiro [:denispal] from comment #0)
Loading https://www.wsj.com/ is around 3-4x longer than Chrome. For
firefox, I see around 6-8s to reach the load event. On Chrome, this is
I am testing this on FF nightly vs Chrome (on Ubuntu, standard .deb installation) and just reran denispal's tests.
For FF nightly, the load event takes 14.10s. For Chrome, the event takes 3.35s. Seems like this is still a problem?
These numbers were gathered with developer tools open on both browsers. According to :denispal, that is not the best way to capture statistics.
Here's how I am now capturing statistics:
- Set about:config to turn off memory and disk cache
- Load the page.
- Open web console and print
Results with FF nightly:
- Open browser with
./google-chrome-stable --disk-cache-size=1 --media-cache-size=1 --disable-application-cache
- Load the page
- Open the developer tools and print
Results with latest Ubuntu release:
These numbers look much more reasonable than the original numbers before jesup's work. I have looked into profiles of Chrome and FF loading this site and they both seem very similar (although I have very naive eyes at this point!). If someone wanted to pair debug with me, that'd be great. I can also automate tests on both browsers to get some numbers that are less noisy. Otherwise, it seems like there might no longer be a problem here.
Just want to double check that this is reasonable. I would also like to experiment with writing a "test" that will automate this process so I can gather averages to decrease the noise.
Are the steps for both browsers reasonable?
You can measure this by opening up devtools, switching to the network tab
and clicking "disable cache". On each page load the load event time should
be shown in the network panel.
I'm putting it under JS for now because I see a lot of bailouts (1.4s-2.0s)
and a number of fallbacks (between 2.4-2.6s). Also see about a large amount
of time calling free at 1.4s-2.0s.