Bazaar Explorer freezes - how to fix?

Martin Packman martin.packman at
Mon Jan 7 17:05:45 UTC 2013

On 07/01/2013, David Roth <david.roth at> wrote:
> We are quite happy with the usability and simplicity of bzaar explorer, but
> unfortunately we have major problems with lots of gui freezes in bazaar
> explorer. The freezes take several minutes and most of the times i have to
> kill the 100% bzr processes in the process explorer and restart bazaar
> explorer to get my things done.

Is there anything of note about the filesystem you have the branch on?
Bazaar seems to have been particularly effective at tickling bugs in
NFS implementations, for instance.

> Is there anything i can do (logging, debugging, ...) to find out why bazaar
> explorer freezes on my machine or are there some workarounds to avoid these
> freezes?

Using strace isn't particularly enlightening with Python, but can give
clues at least. Confirming if the process hogging the cpu is the main
explorer one or a bzr worker would also be useful. Probably you'd be
better off filing a new bug for your case as there doesn't seem to be
clear evidence the underlying cause is the same.


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