Slow Qutebrowser

Abraham Baker z1693060 at students.niu.edu
Fri Oct 23 14:08:39 CEST 2015


This is strange: I thought I already updated qutebrowser, but it still
shows up as version v0.4.0.  I'm using pacaur to keep it up to date; maybe
this is a bad idea?  I'll try updating again and see what happens.


qutebrowser v0.4.0
Git commit: v0.4.0-220-g55efd13 (2015-10-04 18:33:37 +0200)

CPython: 3.5.0
Qt: 5.5.0, runtime: 5.5.1
PyQt: 5.5
Style: QFusionStyle
Desktop: None
sip: 4.16.9
colorlog: no
colorama: no
pypeg2: 2.15
jinja2: 2.8
pygments: 2.0.2
yaml: 3.11
Webkit: 538.1
Harfbuzz: old
SSL: OpenSSL 1.0.2d 9 Jul 2015

Frozen: False
Platform: Linux-4.2.3-1-ARCH-x86_64-with-arch, 64bit


On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 11:42 PM, Florian Bruhin <me at the-compiler.org>
wrote:
>
> Hey,
>
> * Abraham Baker <z1693060 at students.niu.edu> [2015-10-22 22:55:08 -0500]:
> > Today I was composing an email in Gmail when the browser slowed to the
> > point of being barely useable.  I took a screenshot of htop (username
> > redacted):
> >
> >
> > I closed qutebrowser and killed the remaining processes using htop, and
now
> > qutebrowser is working at full speed again (though the swap hasn't fully
> > emptied yet).
> >
> > I'm using qutebrowser-git on Arch, and I updated recently (though I
didn't
> > see qutebrowser in the list of updates on the last update).
> >
> > Is there anything in a recent update or something I might be
inadvertently
> > doing that would cause this to happen?
>
> Those kind of things are typically bugs in QtWebKit, the underlying
> rendering engine - not in qutebrowser itself. What Qt version are you
> using? (See :open qute:version).
>
> There was an issue regarding extreme memory consumption fixed with
> Qt 5.4.2 - so if you're on that or something newer, I have no idea how
> this happened.
>
> I'm sorry I can't help you much - things hopefully will get a lot
> better in the future with the QtWebEngine/Chromium backend:
>
> https://github.com/The-Compiler/qutebrowser/issues/666
>
> Florian
>
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