Interface deadlocking upon deletion of large number of history entires
- Steps to reproduce
1. Open the history sidebar (on Win/Linux: Ctrl+H). 2. Enter a search string that returns many results (e.g. facebook.com). 3. Select all results (Ctrl + A), and delete them all (Delete) 4. Notice that the main thread hangs until the deletion is complete (in my case, > 30 seconds)
- Expected behaviorOS:
The deletion should be not cause the rest of the application to deadlock.
- Other info
OS: Manjaro i3, but IIRC it was also present on Ubuntu. Firefox version: 88.0 (64-bit), but has been present for as long as I can remember (at least a year).
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The best way to remove many entries in history is to select a group, not too large, and delete them. Repeat as needed.
Removing too many entries at once causes the browser CPU issues.
Thank you for your reply Fred! Maybe this is the wrong forum, but my hope was to flag this to the FF-developers, as it would be a good idea for Firefox to e.g. batch-process such deletions, so that they don't cause the entire browser to freeze. I'm sure the smart people at Mozilla would be able to solve this in a very neat and user-friendly way :)
With that being said, I realize that this issue is maybe not the highest prio. for the FF team.
I cannot replicate the issue on openSUSE in 88.0, but it did crash in Nightly a few days ago. It no longer happens at this time.
bp-b1b6527d-d062-4252-a141-f2d3b0210429 4/29/21, 06:01 bp-ab9ca0ae-2f41-4591-8893-ad40e0210429 4/28/21, 22:10
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