Bug#463112: eog: Very slow to show an image on a directory with many images

Eugen Dedu Eugen.Dedu at pu-pm.univ-fcomte.fr
Wed Jan 30 19:23:20 UTC 2008

Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 17:08 +0100, Eugen Dedu wrote:
>> I have a directory with many images (my photo album with 5000 jpg
>> images).  Each time I invoke eog anImage.jpg on this directory, I must
>> wait tens of seconds, because eog reads ALL the images in this
>> directory.
>> If still is useful to read all the images in a directory before
>> showing an image, would it be possible to add an option to eog not to
>> read all these images?
> Hi,
> It sounds like you have the image collection feature on. Try disabling
> it with View > Image Collection or launching eog with
> --disable-image-collection

This feature was off during the test.  I tried also with 
--disable-image-collection: it took 1 minute to show a jpg file the 
first time.  The second/third time 2 seconds.

I executed the first time: strace eog misc/photos/album/11001.jpg, the 
output scrolls very fast, afterwards it prints:

--> [here it waits about 2 seconds]
([{fd=4, events=POLLIN}, {fd=3, events=POLLIN}, {fd=8, 
events=POLLIN|POLLPRI}, {fd=10, events=POLLIN|POLLPRI}, {fd=11, 
events=POLLIN|POLLPRI}, {fd=12, events=POLLIN|POLLPRI}, {fd=13, 
events=POLLIN}, {fd=14, events=POLLIN}], 8, 4997) = 0
stat("/home/dedu/.recently-used.xbel", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, 
st_size=367563, ...}) = 0
ioctl(3, FIONREAD, [0])                 = 0
--> [again it waits about 2 secs]
--> [the same as above for several times]

Hoping that this information is useful.
Eugen Dedu

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