Re: Debugging slow down over time

Subject: Re: Debugging slow down over time

Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2020 20:06:45 -0500

To: Dan Čermák


From: Sebastian Fischmeister

I can confirm that after calling (garbage-collect) the search is responsive again.

Then I remembered that my init.el changes the gc-cons-threshold speed up the launch. Guess that wasn't a good idea.


Dan Čermák <> writes:

> Hi Sebastian,
> Sebastian Fischmeister <> writes:
>> Hi,
>> For some time already I experience a slowdown of the emacs notmuch interface over time. After using emacs with notmuch for a day or two, loading the inbox tree view (a search on tag:inbox) takes a significant amount of time to build the view. When I quite and restart emacs, the view loads instantly again.
>> Do you have any suggestions on how to debug this issue other than
>> removing all customizations?
> Unfortunately no, but I have observed this issue as well. What sometimes
> appeared to help is to manually trigger a garbage collection.
> I must admit that I have not suffered from this recently though and it
> might have disappeared when I added
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> (setq helm-ff-keep-cached-candidates nil)
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> to my init.el to work around
> In case you are using helm, you could give that a try.
> Cheers,
> Dan
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