rxvt-unicode extremely slow to start
ken at preslan.org
Wed Aug 24 20:45:24 PDT 2016
On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:29:57PM +0200, Clemens Lang wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 02:02:22PM -0500, Ken Preslan wrote:
> > > Smells an aweful lot like a font-cache update going on in the
> > > background. Start urxvt under opensnoop:
> > >
> > > Shell 1: sudo opensnoop -n rxvt-unicode (or whatever the process name is)
> > > Shell 2: urxvt
> > >
> > > If it shows opening thousands of font files it's updating the font
> > > cache. The question then would be why it doesn't keep the cache. Maybe
> > > the location where it tries to put the cache isn't writable?
> > I see the same thing with "emacs +x11". If I revert the "fontconfig"
> > package back to r149841, the problem goes away.
> I'd say that's the very definition of a regression (even though it
> doesn't happen for me). Can I ask you to file a ticket with your
> findings so that the maintainer can have a look?
I created a ticket with my findings and cross-linked it with ticket 52088.
They seem like they are probably the same thing, but tickets are cheap.
Ken Preslan <ken at preslan.org>
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