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total mozilla user interface freeze when sorting a very large Newsgroup by data



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: mcdonald, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113

Note: my gut feeling is that this is related to bug 77872 and perhaps 84042 and
221479. It has been present since Netscape 4.x at least 

Component: News

When I subscribe to a news group de-novo the entire user interface of Mozilla:
News, e-mail, and the web browser freeze entirely and the Windows 2000 CPU time
meter goes to 100%. This is bug 77872. It only occurs in groups with lots
(minimum number not verified, but 25000 will do it) This freeze lasts minutes.

Eventually the freeze ends and the news items appear, and I can read them. 
However, if I click on the little icon that resorts them in date order another
very long, though not quite as long, still minutes, freeze of identical nature
occurs. If I then resort by thread, and then again sort by date, it does NOT
reoccur, important to note. The other resorts cause freezes of the order of
1 second, not minutes.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Subscribe to a brand new Newsgroup that contains 25,000 or more messages
2.Wait until the messages are loaded on Date bar to resort by date

Actual Results:  
All of Mozilla, news, e-mail, and browser, has complete user interface freeze.
Mozilla goes to 100% of CPU time. Other programs, including Internet Explorer
and stand alone network programs operate normally, reducing the 100% by whaever
they need. 

Expected Results:  
only News and e-mail freeze, and even they allow hitting a "Stop" button
to unfreeze

Notes: 600 Mhz Pentium III with 512 megabytes memory; no large disk activity
noted during sort, I have not tried the "sort" after loading a new Newsgroup and
shutting off the computer to flush disk cache.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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