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[Pan-users] Re: Pan brings PC to a standstill

From: Duncan
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: Pan brings PC to a standstill
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 02:35:26 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.133 (House of Butterflies)

David Shochat <address@hidden> posted
address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Sat, 28 Mar 2009 02:17:40

> On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 13:08:02 +1100, The GUIGuy wrote:
>> I'd been using Pan for about a year, but it has progressively become
>> more and more unusable.
>> Now if I get it to download the latest headers from a group and if
>> there are more than 500 or so headers, Pan starts thrashing the hard
>> disk, locking up resources and generally making the PC unusable.
>> As an experiment I let it run and it was still doing its stuff about
>> three hours later.
>> Is this a known issue or am I on my lonesome here?
> It might be. I have a somewhat similar problem, but only when I'm
> running the GNOME desktop. If you can try running either XFCE or KDE, or
> anything else that's not GNOME, see if that makes the problem go away
> (as it does for me). If that doesn't help, it is probably not the same
> thing. You said "locking up resources". In my case, top shows pan using
> a high percentage of the CPU and sometimes a lot of memory, and in bad
> cases, it has gone on for hours. I'm running Ubuntu 8.10, by the way.

Yes, that's the problem case that has been reported, Ubuntu and possibly 
Debian, newer versions, running GNOME desktop, which is ironic since pan 
is a gtk app with bugzilla hosted by GNOME.

My guess has been some library clash and/or a patch Ubuntu (Debian?) runs 
that kills pan performance on GNOME.  On the other desktops it seems to 
work fine, and on other distributions there's no reports of the problem 
either. <shrug>

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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