checking rss feeds has perf problem freezing Thunderbird UI and high hard drive usage

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 13.0

Status

defect
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major
RESOLVED FIXED
10 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: pascalc, Unassigned)

Tracking

({perf})

1.9.2 Branch
Thunderbird 13.0
x86
All
Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

I have about 200 web feeds in Thunderbird 3, everytime I click on the "check new items" icon for them or when Thunderbird checks them periodically, I get an intensive hard drive usage during several minutes often leading to Thunderbird becoming unresponsive until the task is finnished.
Myk, David any logs would help you diagnose what the issue might be ?
Keywords: perf
Component: General → Feed Reader
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
QA Contact: general → feed.reader
Version: 3.0 → 1.9.2 Branch
Pascal, do you still see this with version 3.1?
Whiteboard: closeme 2010-11-20 [needs reporter feedback]
This is presumably because Thunderbird kicks off 200 simultaneous network requests when you "check news items".  The fix would be for Thunderbird to limit the number of simultaneous network requests it makes for feed updates, issuing, say four to five initially and then a new one every time a pending one completes.
It doesn't help that these network requests run on the ui thread either.
Severity: normal → major
OS: Linux → All
Summary: checking rss feeds has perf problems, high hard drive usage → checking rss feeds has perf problem freezing Thunderbird UI and high hard drive usage
Whiteboard: closeme 2010-11-20 [needs reporter feedback]
Depends on: 711173
fixed by bug 711173.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 13.0
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