Performance navigating FTP sites is too slow

VERIFIED FIXED in Future

Status

()

Core
Networking
P3
major
VERIFIED FIXED
19 years ago
18 years ago

People

(Reporter: scalkins, Assigned: Robert John Churchill)

Tracking

({perf})

Trunk
Future
All
Windows NT
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

19 years ago
Compared to 4.7x of Netscape, Mozilla is too slow navigating an FTP site via the
browser.
Steps to repro:
1)Time yourself when you manually navigate to the directory
"ftp://sweetlou/products/client/seamonkey/windows/32bit/x86/2000-01-06-09-M13"
....starting at ftp://sweetlou.

Actual Results:

MAC G3, 128mb ram, Mac OS 8.6
NS 4.7  - 15 sec
Mozilla 5.0 - 36 sec
****2.4X slower on Mozilla

WIN NTspk 5,  Vectra P3-450 128mb ram
NS 4.7.1  -  14 sec
Mozilla 5.0 - 27 sec
****1.9x slower on Mozilla

LINUX RH 6.0, Compaq Deskpro P-200mhz/128mb ram
NS 4.7 - 18 sec
Mozilla 5.0 - 48 sec
****2.7x slower on Mozilla
(Reporter)

Comment 1

19 years ago
I forgot to add, I tested this using the 2000-01-05-15 M13 builds for all
platforms.

Updated

19 years ago
Component: Browser-General → Networking
Keywords: perf

Comment 2

19 years ago
Adding perf to keyword field.

Updated

19 years ago
Assignee: nobody → valeski
Target Milestone: M15

Comment 3

19 years ago
taking

Comment 4

19 years ago
this is ultra fast for me now. Any chance you can rerun your tests?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 5

19 years ago
on the m13  build 1/25 20 over a dial up connection its unusable slow. 
 I frequently get hung up and get no reponse clicking on a directory
trying to navigate down through the tree.  Have the url shown in
the location window point to a xul file is also a bummer ( e.g.
chrome://directory/content/directory.xul) and makes cutting
and pasting ftp url and sending them off to folks in a mail
message impossible.   file send also also seem to loose
any navigation state as you have moved down through the tree
and only shows ftp://sweetlou after you have moved down to
ftp://sweetlou/products/client.  I guess those navigation 
useability problems ought to be broken off into a separate
bug from the performance problems.

QA Contact: nobody → tever

Comment 6

19 years ago
I tested this over a 26k connection, it was useless, but so was FTP in 4.x.
We're about 10-30% slower in mozilla (is my guess just based on observation).
Can someone dig up some more data. If we're not much worse than 4.x, I'm
inclined to leave this alone.

Comment 7

19 years ago
tever?
Target Milestone: M15 → M18

Comment 8

18 years ago
robert-- welcome to necko!
Assignee: valeski → rjc
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW

Updated

18 years ago
Target Milestone: M18 → Future
(Assignee)

Comment 9

18 years ago
I just checked in some fixes today that should speed up FTP displays by 2x... 
basically, every top-level FTP URL was being fetched twice before being 
displayed. That is no longer the case.  Marking this fixed... more timing data 
will be useful to decide whether Mozilla is still slower than 4.x or not.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 10

18 years ago
this is a test for tever

Comment 11

18 years ago
using a timer the speed at which I can navigate sweetlou is approximately the 
same for both 4.7x and 6.  This is not a real accurate test but we are seeing 
nowhere near the delays originally reported.  

marking verified

WinNT 2000092508
Linux rh6 2000092008
Mac os8.6 2000091904
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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