Bazaar Explorer freezes - how to fix?

David Roth david.roth at
Wed Jan 9 16:23:56 UTC 2013

Unfortunately the binding changes to bzr+ssh:// did not resolve the freezes
after all, today I had the same problems but less frequently (subjective
Regarding your question if it is a worker process: There is only one bzr
process in the process manager with 99 % cpu usage.

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:55 PM, David Roth <david.roth at> wrote:

> The local branch is bound to a remote branch via a mounted NFS volume (via
> file:///), so your first guess about bazaar tickling NFS bugs did really
> help me.
> I now changed all bindings to use bzr+ssh:// instead of file:/// and
> disabled the setting "Automatically refresh status report".
> This really seems to resolve the problem as I had no freezes anymore
> within the last days.
> I`m not sure if the latter one "Automatically refresh status report"
> also had some impact on the freezes so I will have to check that,
> although I am not sure if this setting does make any difference at all when
> using bzr+ssh:// ?
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 6:05 PM, Martin Packman <
> martin.packman at> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Martin
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