evolution slow on 7.0

Matt datahead4 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 14:38:16 PST 2007

On Nov 14, 2007 4:45 PM, James <jamesh at lanl.gov> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> first, I know the subject line is a goldmine for jokes, but I couldn't
> think of a better way to phrase it.
> Ever since I moved to FreeBSD 7.0, the evolution mail client has become
> ridiculously slow for me. It takes two or three minutes to start up,
> right clicking on a folder takes several minutes to display a context
> menu etc
> My install process was as follows:
> 1. backup my home directory from a FreeBSD 6.2 install
> 2. Format the hard drive
> 3. Install 7.0 beta 1.5
> 4. csup sources and install beta 2.0
> 5. pkg_add xorg, gnome etc -- evolution was slow as a dog from this
> 6. portsnap fetch extract
> 7. follow the instructions in UPDATING for updating gnome
> I tried cd /usr/ports/mail/evolution && make deinstall && make
> reinstall, to see if something had simply gone wrong during the build,
> but nothing changed.
> Any ideas?
> James

I've also experienced this since moving to 7-CURRENT (and tracking
through to the current 7.0-BETA2) and have been unable to figure out
why.  Startup takes between 30 and 40 seconds, during with the
"evolution" process consumes 100% of one of the cores of the dual-core
processor.  After startup, various actions (including right-clicking
on attachments) take approximately 10 seconds to complete the first
time the action is done, this time with the "evolution-data-server"
process consuming 100% of one core.  Running ktrace against the
evolution process during startup shows large amounts of apparently
random information, but I don't have a pre-7 system to compare it to.

I use SCHED_ULE and have had no other noticeable system slowdowns.
All ports have been built from source with no extra settings in

$ cat /var/db/ports/evolution/options

# This file is auto-generated by 'make config'.
# No user-servicable parts inside!
# Options for evolution-2.12.1_3

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