Compact Folder is now very slow; it wasn't in earlier versions

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

MailNews Core
Networking: IMAP
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
14 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Bruce Feist, Assigned: Bienvenu)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616

Now that I've upgraded to Mozilla 1.7 from 1.6, compacting IMAP folders has
become very slow.  The cursor stays as an arrow, so it's not obvious that
anything whatsoever is happening, and then in 30 seconds or so the compression
actually occurs.  It used to be nearly instantaneous most of the time.  I just
clocked a compression on my (admittedly bloaded) 8231-message INBOX at 33 seconds.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Delete and/or mark messages as Junk; deletion is set to mark as deleted.
2.Choose File/Compact Folder
3.Wait.
4.  GO TO Step 3.

Actual Results:  
No immediate response whatsoever.  In about 30 seconds, compacting completes.

Expected Results:  
The same thing, but within a few seconds, and preferably with visual feedback
indicating that something was happening.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
Unlike bug 218075, this happens even if there aren't very many deleted messages.
 The 33-second example I gave involved only four deleted messages.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Compact Folders compacts all your folders, not just the current folder, in 1.7 -
if you want to just compact your current folder, use the context menu in the
folder pane to "compact this folder". It was a bug in previous versions of
Mozilla that Compact Folders really just compacted the current folder. There's
already a bug out there about changing the menu text to "Compact All Folders" so
it's a little more obvious.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(Reporter)

Comment 3

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> Compact Folders compacts all your folders, not just the current folder, in 1.7 

Thanks!  Sorry about the false alarm.  I'm happy!
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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