GNU bug report logs - #24113
25.1.50; auto-revert-check-vc-info causes delayed screen refreshs

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Package: emacs; Reported by: Torsten Bronger <bronger@HIDDEN>; dated Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:46:01 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.

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Subject: 25.1.50; auto-revert-check-vc-info causes delayed screen refreshs
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:44:42 +0200
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If auto-revert-check-vc-info is non-nil and some buffers contain
version-controlled files, the screen refresh is often delayed.  For
example, I press "g" in Gnus to get new news, they are indeed fetched,
but the screen does not change at first.  After a couple of seconds, the
screen is updated and I see the new numbers of messages.

This is *much* more visible if Emacs is used through an X tunnel (what I
often do).  But it also happens locally.

Note that this definitely is not caused by a slow NNTP connection.  I
observe the same thing when pressing RET in a Gnus mail folder summary
buffer, when everything is fetched locally.  I observe the same thing in
many other situations outside Gnus, sometimes even when I simply insert
a character: It does appear only after a couple of seconds.

Every time this happens, I can immediately proceed after hitting any
key.  I frequently use the cursor keys for that because they don't
actually do anything.

It also causes massive delays during Emacs startup if many buffers need
to be restored from the desktop file.  Therefore, I usually press
left-right-left-right-left-right... during startup to accelerate it.

I observe this for years now in SVN/Bazaar/Git Emacs, but not before
last week I finally found out that auto-revert-check-vc-info is the

In GNU Emacs (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
 of 2016-07-08 built on wolowitz
Repository revision: 56c8551219ecace0157ce813733adf8eecb38c32
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.11803000
System Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

Recent messages:
Enter a change comment.  Type C-c C-c when done
Checking in /home/bronger/src/lensfun/tools/calibration_webserver/calibration/
remote: <Repository /git/p/lensfun/code.git> refresh queued.        
To ssh://bronger@HIDDEN/p/lensfun/code
   85a20ea..528e611  master -> master
To git@HIDDEN:lensfun/lensfun.git
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Mark set
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Configured using:
 'configure --prefix=/usr/local/ --mandir=/usr/local/share/man/
 --infodir=/usr/local/share/info/ --with-x-toolkit=no --without-makeinfo
 --with-xpm --with-jpeg --with-tiff --with-gif --with-png --with-x'

Configured features:

Important settings:
  value of $EMACSLOADPATH: /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp:
  value of $LC_MONETARY: de_DE.UTF-8
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: de_DE.UTF-8
  value of $LC_TIME: de_DE.UTF-8
  value of $LANG: de_DE.UTF-8
  value of $XMODIFIERS: @im=fcitx
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix

Major mode: Emacs-Lisp

Minor modes in effect:
  shell-dirtrack-mode: t
  diff-auto-refine-mode: t
  global-auto-revert-mode: t
  savehist-mode: t
  desktop-save-mode: t
  global-eldoc-mode: t
  electric-indent-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t

Load-path shadows:
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/home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/snippets/fundamental-mode/.yas-setup hides /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/snippets/prog-mode/.yas-setup
/home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/snippets/fundamental-mode/.yas-setup hides /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/snippets/python-mode/.yas-setup
/home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/snippets/fundamental-mode/.yas-setup hides /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/yasmate/snippets/html-mode/.yas-setup
/home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/snippets/fundamental-mode/.yas-setup hides /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/yasmate/snippets/objc-mode/.yas-setup
/home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/snippets/fundamental-mode/.yas-setup hides /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/yasmate/snippets/rails-mode/.yas-setup
/home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/yasmate/snippets/html-mode/.yasmate-extra-substitutions hides /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/yasmate/snippets/rails-mode/.yasmate-extra-substitutions
/home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/snippets/fundamental-mode/.yas-setup hides /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/yasmate/snippets/ruby-mode/.yas-setup
/home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/yasmate/snippets/html-mode/.yasmate-extra-substitutions hides /home/bronger/.emacs.d/lisp/yasnippet/yasmate/snippets/ruby-mode/.yasmate-extra-substitutions

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Memory information:
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 (buffers 976 87)
 (heap 1024 146926 39779))

Torsten Bronger    Jabber ID: torsten.bronger@HIDDEN

Acknowledgement sent to Torsten Bronger <bronger@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#24113; Package emacs. Full text available.
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