[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 12148] New: WebIconDatabase causes inordinate load times

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Sat Jan 6 21:39:22 PST 2007


           Summary: WebIconDatabase causes inordinate load times
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 419.x
          Platform: Macintosh
               URL: http://blog.amber.org/2007/01/07/safari-troubles/
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebKit Website
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: petrilli at amber.org

I've documented this more extensively on the web-page linked above, however the
basic problem is that Safari was beginning to take 10-15 seconds minimum to
load on a MacBook Pro w/2GB of RAM. Absurd. I did some looking around, and
poked around with Shark, and it seems to be taking huge amounts of time
rebuilding the WebIconDatabase.

By disabling this (defaults write com.apple.safari WebIconDatabase -bool
false), I reduced the startup time to 1 second, which is more normal. I'm not
sure what causes this, and I'd be happy to provide my icon directory to see if
people can make more sense of it than I can, but for now this has resolved it.

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