[Digikam-devel] [Bug 162535] New: startup is extremely slow when famd is running

Thomas Eschenbacher Thomas.Eschenbacher at gmx.de
Fri May 23 19:28:43 BST 2008

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           Summary: startup is extremely slow when famd is running
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Gentoo Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: Thomas.Eschenbacher gmx de

Version:           0.9.4-beta4 (using KDE 3.5.9)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
OS:                Linux


I have a quite large photo collection and everytime I start digiKam, it stays at the splash screen (reading database) for several minutes without showing and progress. A "strace" shows that it is going through all the directoriesof my album, but extremely slow.

But as soon as I stop "famd", even during the startup phase, digiKam immediately starts to come up within few seconds!

So I guess that there is some incompatibility between digiKam and famd!? (I use fam-2.7.0)

Without famd -> startup within less than 10 seconds. 
With famd -> startup takes several minutes.

Is that a known problem? 

kind regards,

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