Issue 116243 - execution of database operations measurably slower in Ubuntu than Windows
Summary: execution of database operations measurably slower in Ubuntu than Windows
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Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.3 RC8
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2010-12-28 11:09 UTC by jgsylvester
Modified: 2013-04-02 19:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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database Inventory that measures elapsed time (62.27 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.base)
2010-12-28 11:11 UTC, jgsylvester
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Description jgsylvester 2010-12-28 11:09:50 UTC
I have a database, Inventory, created in OOo Base 3,2 or earlier. When running
this database in OOo 3.3 RC8 (actually all the RC of 3.3) on Ubuntu (10.10) vs
Windows (Vista), I observed than the database ran much slower on Ubuntu than
Windows. I added some simple code to measure the elapsed time differnence when
opening on of the Forms (USAGE). Open the attached database, go to Forms, and
Select and Open form USAGE. For the "Yellow" boxes, (44 records), it akes about
5 seconds to display in Ubuntu and 0 seconds in Windows.. To repeat the test,
close the form and start over. To change to "Green" (80 records), after
displaying the Yellow, select Green from the drop-down vbox, and let this form
load. Then close the form, and start again. The average time to display the
Green form is 12 seconds on Ubuntu and 1 second on Windows. I might expect some
difference between the platforms, but not orders of mnagnitude differences. I
use the time differences discussed in
Comment 1 jgsylvester 2010-12-28 11:11:59 UTC
Created attachment 75431 [details]
database Inventory that measures elapsed time
Comment 2 r4zoli 2010-12-29 10:47:01 UTC
It works for me in OOo 3.3RC8 with same speed on ubuntu 10.10 32 bit with same
speed as on win7 32bit version. 

You use 32 bit version of OOo, on ubuntu? 
Comment 3 jgsylvester 2010-12-29 13:21:55 UTC
On Ubuntu 10.10, I am using 64-bit Ubuntu. However on Windows, it is 32-bit Vista.
Comment 4 r4zoli 2010-12-29 13:37:51 UTC
Then needs somebody who can check it on 64bit ubuntu, too. 
Comment 5 jgsylvester 2011-01-22 17:22:52 UTC
My computer is an 64-bit  Desktop HP Pavilion a6430f 3-core processor running at
2.1 GHZ. I have executed this database on a 32-bit Ubuntu OS, and still have the
same problem as reported. I have also tried OpenSUSE 11.3 Live CD and Fedora 13
with the same results. On Linux Mint 10, the performance is normal or as
expected. I do not kno enough about these various Linux systems to be able to
guess a reason for the slow performance.
Comment 6 r4zoli 2011-01-23 11:45:05 UTC
What version of Java you use?
Update Java to 1.6.0_23 at least.
Comment 7 jgsylvester 2011-01-23 13:20:13 UTC
I am running Java 1.6.0_23 on Ubuntu. It does not make a difference. If there is
another later version, let me know where to access it and I will try it.
Comment 8 Rob Weir 2013-02-02 02:55:11 UTC
This Issue requires more information ('needmoreinfo'), but has not been updated
within the last year. Please provide feedback as requested and re-test with the the latest version of OpenOffice - the problem(s) may already be addressed. 

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Please report back the outcome of your testing, so this Issue may be closed or
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