Bug 15040 - BeachBall long spins, New behavior not associated with increased CPU activity.
Summary: BeachBall long spins, New behavior not associated with increased CPU activity.
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 523.x (Safari 3)
Hardware: Macintosh PowerPC OS X 10.4
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
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Reported: 2007-08-21 11:23 PDT by Wm Hunter Jr
Modified: 2008-10-21 22:21 PDT (History)
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Description Wm Hunter Jr 2007-08-21 11:23:20 PDT
r25145 WebKit as well as Safari 3.0.3 versions.  / Thought the spinning beach ball madness had disappeared, but returned after update to Safari 3.0.3 from Apple download. Exact replication is difficult.  Seems to be most conspicuous when using R-click (contexual menu) to open a link from a webpage in a NEW TAB.  Ball will sometimes spin for nearly 2 minutes before Safari or WebKit are again freed for any further action such as selecting another tab - - i.e. anything. Odd thing in total contrast to the beachball madness of months ago = MenuMeters does not demonstrate any unusual elevation of CPU activity - - NONE!!!   Previously, there was a 1:1 correlation with beach ball appearance and MAX CPU activity graph in MenuMeters for the entire time of the 'spin'.    Uncertain as to how to document or 'prove', but suspect some conflict with FlashPlayer in the background???    Using v. .   Not documented by Activity Monitor, only the BeachBALLLLLL.   No crashes of OS or WebKit associated with this, but Force Quit must oft be used to stop when time is valuable.  Available for questions.  Thanks.
Comment 1 David Kilzer (:ddkilzer) 2007-08-21 21:40:38 PDT
Thanks for the bug report!  The next time this happens, please "sample" Safari.  You can do this two ways:

1. Open a Terminal window and run:  sample Safari 10 10

Attach the file created (in /tmp/) to this bug.

2. Use Activity Monitor to sample the process (highlight the process, click "Inspect", click "Sample" button), then cut and paste the results into a text file and attach it to this bug.


Comment 2 Matt Ruhstaller 2008-10-21 22:21:06 PDT
I am seeing something similar to this.  When I type in cnn or cnn.com, then immediately try navigate to another tab while it loads, I get beachballs for 5-7 seconds about 70% of the time.  I also see this on digg.com with less frequency.