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bug#17124: 24.3.50; Occasional Extremely Slow Redraws in OSX Emacs


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#17124: 24.3.50; Occasional Extremely Slow Redraws in OSX Emacs
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:03:18 +0300

> From: Eric Froemling <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:23:33 -0700
> Cc: address@hidden
> 
> Ok here’s some further info/possible repro case if it is of use:
> I built my own emacs by doing a bzr branch bzr://bzr.sv.gnu.org/emacs/trunk,
> then autogen.sh and ./configure —with-ns
> I removed my .emacs file so as to get default settings, then launched emacs,
> opened a large text file, and subdivided the frame into several windows.
> With this setup it is quite easy for me to get the slowdown to happen by just
> dragging a divider around for a bit.
> Here’s a clip of a slowdown with the activity monitor visible:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olkyqVOWSLs
> You can see that emacs is only using a few percent cpu throughout the slow 
> redraw,
> whatever that may imply.

If Emacs does not use too much CPU cycles, it's probably not an Emacs
problem.

> I’ve also attached a sample I took of emacs during such a slowdown.
> It looks like a lot of calls are blocking in _CGSSynchronizeWindowBackingStore
> under the hood.

I don't know how to read that.  Are the numbers there CPU times, or
are they numbers of calls to each function?  If the latter, then they
are not very useful in this case.

Thanks.





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