KDevelop causing lengthy disk writes?!

Vladimir Prus ghost at cs.msu.su
Thu May 14 05:17:51 UTC 2009

On Thursday 14 May 2009 04:26:38 Nick Savoiu wrote:
> I think that the problem might be the breakpoints set in KDevelop.
> The disk-write problem is intermittent and I was not able to pinpoint when it happened. But now, for the past couple of days, I noticed that the project had at least a few breakpoints (either active or disabled).
> I just ran into the disk-write problem: to get to main() it took several minutes. I then removed all the breakpoints and reran the debug session. I got to main in 15 seconds.
> Any thoughts on how to drill this down?

I have already expressed my thoughts:

>To begin with, you can stop kdevelop while writes are happening (Ctrl-Z) and
> then look in strace log, and then use lsof to figure what file is being
> written.
>Alternatively, you can try attaching to kdevelop with gdb, and stopping it
> with Ctrl-C, getting backtrace, and continuing repeatedly, to maybe catch
> the case where it's doing something with disk.

Did you try any of the above?

- Volodya

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