I created a 12Mb local file as a test case of the following form: <HTML> <BODY> <P> Large text documents take too long to load <P> Large text documents take too long to load <P> Large text documents take too long to load .... </BODY> </HTML> (I won't attach my test case since it's huge and it's easy to recreate) This file takes about 15 seconds to load in Nav4.x. (While its loading the UI in Nav is very responsive, you can scroll - select menus etc.) This file takes about 18 seconds to load in I.E. 5.5 (While its loading the UI is responsiveness is marginal.) This file takes 317 seconds to load in 2001032004 trunk release build. (The UI responsiveness is better than I.E but not as good at Nav4.x With the user_pref for "content.notify.interval" set 2500000 instead of 1000000 it takes 650 seconds to load. (The UI responsiveness if good but not as good as Nav4.x) All of the time is being consumed in the processing of individual reflow commands. I added printf's before and after processing each pending reflow in nsPresShell.cpp. You can actually see it pause for several seconds for each reflow. We need to run a profiler while loading this page to determine why it is spending so much time in reflow.
Does it make any difference if you close all those <p> tags?
Shouldn't have to close <p> tags, that is optional. I am testing this bazillions of <P> elements and with just bazillions of lines of text in a single <p> to see the difference....
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
isn't it a dupe of bug 67756 (File loads ~14X slower than NS4.76)?
kmike - yes, it sure looks like the same problem report. I'm gonna keep this open thought, while I test it myself for a while. I'll report my findings in the bug and dup this when I have somehting interesting. Thanks.
Depends on: 67756
Reassigning to waterson and moving to m1.0.
Assignee: attinasi → waterson
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
*** Bug 104429 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bugs targeted at mozilla1.0 without the mozilla1.0 keyword moved to mozilla1.0.1 (you can query for this string to delete spam or retrieve the list of bugs I've moved)
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla1.0.1
don't move bugs that are in the 1.0 dependency tree. sorry.
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0.1 → mozilla1.0
I'm not sure is this the reason, but Mozilla basically locks for ages (I watied at least 5 mins for the following link) at 100% CPU load when loading: http://sources.redhat.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/libc/ChangeLog?cvsroot=glibc
Isn't it best to mark this bug a duplicate of bug 67756?
Created attachment 104042 [details] Link to a 13.83 MB Document (text) Tested on W2K Build ID:2002102108 trunk/ responsiveness better than I.E6.0 still slow
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-
On the testcase in comment 11, I see us taking most of our time on what I'd expect -- style resolution, frame construction, reflow. No obvious hotspots...
*** Bug 235022 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Regarding the test case listed in 235022: there are multiple files available at that site. The two that I used to test it were http://wso.williams.edu/~bchaffin/patersons_worms/worm_draw/hash062a-draw.gz and http://wso.williams.edu/~bchaffin/patersons_worms/worm_draw/hash061-2.3e18-draw.gz. The former (which is about 11 MB uncompressed) takes about 9 minutes of CPU time on my 1000 MHz system and the latter (about 15 minutes uncompressed) takes about 17 minutes, suggesting quadratic behavior. This test was conducted by loading both files into a fresh browser on the command line via file: URL's and immediately minimizing them to avoid issues with redraw requests from X. I then waited for them to stop accumulating CPU time. These files are both ASCII text files consisting of a single very long line of text. The observed behavior is that the file very quickly starts to display, with a horizontal scrollbar, but the throbber continues to move very slowly and the browser otherwise doesn't respond while processing. Again, since this is a text file, there are no frames, styles, or any other layout elements involved.
I ran the same test on Netscape 4.8. It was also quadratic, although the times were 2:10 and 1:10 respectively for the large and small file (about 8x faster). The quadratic behavior was also evident in the status line as it displayed how much of the document was loaded and the "download" speed, which was steadily decreasing (slowing down) as more was loaded (this is a local file on my filesystem, so download speed itself is on the order of 20 MB/sec at least, probably more since the file would be in memory after a repeat). Is something trying to realloc storage for some display element, and increasing its storage by a fixed amount rather than e. g. doubling the request each time?
Assignee: waterson → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: dsirnapalli → core.layout
*** Bug 290166 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Is it time to look at our plain text rendering perf? Try loading the URL.
Before I do anything else with the URL, that document is 109MB of text. Given that we try to render it incrementally, that would mean that it would take forever pretty much no matter what as long as we have anything at all O(N) in incremental rendering (which would make pageload O(N^2)).
So profiling that testcase (or rather part of pageload for that text file after I saved it locally and gunzipped it) we have: Total hit count: 568242 Count %Total Function Name 94851 16.7 nsBlockFrame::ReflowDirtyLines(nsBlockReflowState&, int) 93864 16.5 nsBlockFrame::ComputeCombinedArea(nsHTMLReflowState const&, nsHTMLReflowMetrics&) 78108 13.7 nsBlockFrame::BuildFloatList(nsBlockReflowState&) 29400 5.2 nsBlockReflowState::RecoverStateFrom(nsLineList_iterator, int) 20359 3.6 nsRect::UnionRect(nsRect const&, nsRect const&) 15689 2.8 nsFontMetricsGTK::GetTextDimensions(unsigned short const*, unsigned, nsTextDimensions&, int*, nsRenderingContextGTK*) 13531 2.4 uMapCode 11539 2.0 LineHasClear(nsLineBox*) 10662 1.9 nsLineBox::CachedIsEmpty() 6946 1.2 nsUnicodeEncodeHelper::ConvertByTable(unsigned short const*, int*, char*, int*, uShiftTableMutable const*, unsigned short const**) 6037 1.1 nsTextTransformer::ScanPreAsciiData_F(int*, int*) 5978 1.1 nsBlockFrame::PropagateFloatDamage(nsBlockReflowState&, nsLineBox*, int) The rest is below 1%. All this is just standard block layout stuff. So the fundamental problem is that we fully lay out the whole page. This is done because as far as we're concerned "plaintext" is just a special case of HTML, and in HTML we need to do all the layout to get things like CSS positioning right... If we really want to make plaintext super-fast that would involve some sort of evil a la nsListBoxBodyFrame where we only create layout objects for the "currently visible" stuff... and then the question is whether it's worth the large amount of work that would take. Oh, note that BuildFloatList, ComputeCombinedArea, and ReflowDirtyLines are all exactly O(N) in the number of lines the block has. For incremental rendering that means that we get O(N^2) overall growth.
In Camino we're spending a lot of time doing Unicode text conversions in Mac GFX in order to measure text. I'm not sure why we're not going through the faster ASCII code path in nsTextFrame (maybe some charset detector thing?).
Hmm.. maybe. I have autodetect off, and the page ends up ISO-8859-1.... It's a file list, so I wouldn't expect it to have non-ASCII chars exactly. Maybe file a separate bug on that and see what's going on?
(In reply to comment #21) > So the fundamental problem is that we fully lay out the whole page. This is > done because as far as we're concerned "plaintext" is just a special case of > HTML, and in HTML we need to do all the layout to get things like CSS > positioning right... That testcase isn't actual 'plaintext' though, it is HTML, so we'd need something fancier than just detecting text/plain. > If we really want to make plaintext super-fast that would involve some sort of > evil a la nsListBoxBodyFrame where we only create layout objects for the > "currently visible" stuff... and then the question is whether it's worth the > large amount of work that would take. Maybe, if we could find the simplest possible way to do it. I think we'd do something like this: -- have the style system set flags to indicate whether certain "troublesome" styles occur at all in a document (e.g. 'position' anything but static, 'line-height' (negative)) -- have the style system also set a 'tolerance' value on the document (e.g., the maximum height of outlines) -- when no troublesome styles are present, simply abort reflow when nsBlockReflowState.mY is greater than the viewport's scrollport YMost plus the tolerance. -- Re-reflow whenever the viewport scrolls down So we'd still do frame construction for all content, but lines below the bottom of the viewport would not be reflowed so we wouldn't break them. I bet this would crush pageload time for stuff like LXR. > Oh, note that BuildFloatList, ComputeCombinedArea, and ReflowDirtyLines are > all exactly O(N) in the number of lines the block has. For incremental > rendering that means that we get O(N^2) overall growth. We could fix those with auxiliary persistent data structures (and just removing BuildFloatList), but ReflowDirtyLines would be particularly difficult to get right.
> That testcase isn't actual 'plaintext' though, it is HTML The testcase in the URL field isn't (served as gzipped text/plain). The wonders of mutating bugs... ;) ReflowDirtyLines might work ok if we had a fast way to get to the first dirty line....
for pure content appends, yeah, we could do something, as long as there aren't too many floats. But if a dirty line changes height then we have to reposition all lines below it.
(In reply to comment #24) One problem with that plan is that we'd have to do something to estimate the height of the window to get scrollbars to work.
Sure. If something happens in mid-document, not much we can do about that... but the common case for this sort of thing is in fact content appends.
Current data: The testcase at http://sources.redhat.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/libc/ChangeLog?cvsroot=glibc loads in about 85 seconds on trunk (about 75.6 seconds on the reflow branch). For comparison, Opera 9 loads it in about 50 seconds.
Loading of this page http://www.gnoware.org/Documents/intro-linux on very slow PC ~250MHz and 64Mb RAM take ~35 sec. For Opera loading time ~ 20 sec. See gnu profile in attachment
Attachment #244689 - Attachment filename: result11.out.gz → result11.txt.gz
Last profile was created for REFLOW_BRANCH_20061031.
This bug is about text/plain files. If your file is not text/plain, it's not this bug.
(In reply to comment #33) > This bug is about text/plain files. If your file is not text/plain, it's not > this bug. > Hum.... but this page "http://sources.redhat.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/libc/ChangeLog?cvsroot=glibc" Also not text/[lain file..... I have checked this page also ... profile almost the same :(
(In reply to comment #34) > (In reply to comment #33) > > This bug is about text/plain files. If your file is not text/plain, it's not > > this bug. > > > > Hum.... but this page > "http://sources.redhat.com/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/libc/ChangeLog?cvsroot=glibc" > Also not text/[lain file..... I have checked this page also ... profile almost > the same :( > But ok, I will try to find same bug, for not only text pages... or will create fresh bug...
> Hum.... but this page Was basically an attempt to hijack the bug. See comment 25. I'd forgotten that when I made comment 29... And _please_ do not quote comments in their entirety. Quote as little as you can. Anything else makes the bug unreadable.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=104042 eventually hangs the UI for a good long time, on Vista anyway, pounding a 2.4GHz core duo Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1b3) Gecko/20090305 Firefox/3.1b3
Severity: normal → major
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk) from comment #37) > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=104042 eventually hangs the > UI for a good long time The first link or internal link in the attachment's fine. The second link causes the hang. Vista Basic, x86, FF 10.0.2
Second link points to https://sourceware.org/viewvc which IMO must have changed. No other useful testcases that I can see
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 months ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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