emacs slow with large threads
dan.cermak at posteo.net
Fri Jan 18 16:11:20 PST 2019
I am afraid this is a common limitation of emacs: if you start opening
large files (especially with long lines) it becomes very slow.
A viable workaround is to open the offending thread in the tree view
(bound to 'z' by default) and then only view individual messages.
"Landry, Walter" <wlandry at caltech.edu> writes:
> Hello Everyone,
> I am using the emacs frontend to notmuch. It has mostly been a pleasant
> experience, but I am having a problem with large threads. Essentially,
> when I try to view a large thread, the machine locks up for many
> minutes. The problem seems very similar to these posts.
> I tried turning off html rendering by setting mm-text-html-renderer to
> nil. That helped, but it is still taking at least 10 minutes to render
> a thread. I killed it when I ran out of patience.
> The thread has 231 messages, and running
> notmuch show thread:000000000000d637 | wc -l
> shows that it is 46918 lines long. Running that on the command line is
> fast, taking 0.123 seconds. As a comparison, I tried opening the thread
> with astroid. It was not instantaneous, but it only took about 3
> I am guessing that the emacs mode is trying to process the result. I
> can work around this a bit by opening individual messages with "C-u RET"
> instead of "RET". But then I lose context.
> Is there anything else I can do to make this work?
> Walter Landry
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