Slow after idle time

  • ablivio

    ablivio - 2011-10-20


    FreeMind consistently gets slow to "wake up" when it has been left idle with one (or several) quite complex mindmaps open.

    It's pure speculation, but I suspect this really annoying behavior to be related to memory management, something like a large collection of objects being swapped out after a while, hence a long time to recover them when one wants to "wake FreeMind up" again.

    If it's true, maybe could a periodic access to these objects ensure that they are not swapped out, and help in getting rid of this problem?

    My 2 cents,

    • Denis.
  • LogicDaemon

    LogicDaemon - 2011-10-22

    I've seen this behaviour, but if that is what you suspect, I am not sure CPU cycles should be wasted this way.

    • Note that I'm a user, not developer of FreeMind
  • Darnell McWayford

    I've experienced this as well. 
    Anybody know of any way that Freemind could "stay fast" without too much downside?

  • ablivio

    ablivio - 2012-05-04

    Up. :)

    Regarding the waste of CPU cycles, sure it's not the most elegant way (as far as it is a way - which was not demonstrated), yet it's pragmatic (if it works) and I strongly prefer wasting CPU cycles than my time. ;-)

    More seriously, does anyone have a clue of the reasons for this behaviour?

    I am ready to perform tests or use analysis tools on my own configuration if it can help. Any developer interested?


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