I was parked on Tinderbox, watching the trees burn as I am wont to do of a Friday, when I noticed that my CPU was nearly pegged. I launched gTop,and saw that mozilla was sucking up 80% of the available CPU cycles (from 2 PIII 500s!). I switched back to the pre=checkin page, and saw the usage drop immediately to nearly 0. I switched back to Tinderbox, and it went back up to 80%. Then I scrolled so that the flames (animated gifs) were no longer visible. The CPU utilization went down to 10-14%. Scrolling them back into view brings the CPU back to 80%. It sure seems like they are somehow using up about 800Mhz of CPU bandwidth.
I checked with some linux folk who confirm that animations really hit resources hard. I've talked to Pav, and we are going to work out some changes so gtk doesn't have to convert data as much as it does now. I will fold this into the new imglib design considerations. -P
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → M18
umm there may be a leak also, somewhere. I left moz open with a animated gif 9k big, as an experiment. A small webpage, no scrollbars. Disconnected modem, got back 10 hours later, and it was still animating. But i was down 4.5 MB on free RAM. This was about 10 days ago.
This problem appears to be table related. Try: jazz/users/pnunn/publish/tablebkgd1.html -p
Pam we should evaluate this with respect to the new imglib bugs filed. Can someone confirm that this still is a CPU hogging problem? Renominate if we really hog it :)
Tinderbox doesn't seem to have the flame animations anymore, but the page Pam cites uses 80-90% of one of my CPUs while it is animating. I think this is worse on Windows, where the default first page for a new profile pegs my poor Win98 box.
triage team: seems to hit perf and memory footprint badly, therefore +
QA Contact: elig → tever
*** Bug 38033 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
This bug has been (and is being) addressed in other bugs. The last bug scheduled to help animation performance is #41268. I'm marking this bug a duplicate of #41268. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 41268 ***
Verified dupe of bug 41268: "imglib should cache chrome animations"
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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