Issue 95335 - Autosave runs every 15 minutes whether it needs to or not
Summary: Autosave runs every 15 minutes whether it needs to or not
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Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2008-10-23 00:57 UTC by skelem
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
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Description skelem 2008-10-23 00:57:59 UTC
I'm working on a large document (~250 pages). It takes about a minute to save
the file. This is quite disruptive, but I do need autosave to run.  It's
especially annoying if I haven't changed the document, it autosaves anyway! This
disrupts scrolling through the document as well as typing. (Yes, not being able
to type is bug 4333.)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-10-23 10:02:15 UTC
Framework issue.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2008-10-23 10:23:34 UTC
TM->requirements: please have a look, thanks  !
Comment 3 skelem 2008-11-04 18:20:59 UTC
When the user saves a file, the autosave timer should be reset. I have saved my
file, and after less than a minute, OO decided to Auto-save the file again!
Comment 4 skelem 2009-12-04 00:18:56 UTC
My document has grown to 400 pages and takes 6 minutes every time a save happens!
This makes Writer pretty unusable if autosave happens every 30 minutes and 20%
of the time the document is inaccessible for editing and even for reading
(scrolling is disabled).
Comment 5 skelem 2010-01-06 19:28:20 UTC
I split my document into chapters (which has its own set of problems).
Now, when an autosave happens, it's not as painful, but it still does take the
writer away from his concentration on writing.

I noticed that autosaves happened much more frequently than the 30 minutes that
I specified.  I timed it and got the following times between autosaves:
:39 (39 seconds)
2:20 (2 minutes, 20 seconds)

These are actual, consecutive times between autosaves.
In those seven minutes, autosave happened SIX times!
Comment 6 guraknugen 2010-01-07 15:59:33 UTC
Same thing happens in Calc 3.2 RC1.
And it doesn't only auto-save once, it's usually three times in a row or 
something like that. At least the progress bar goes from 0% to 100% three times 
or so.
Comment 7 syockit 2010-01-30 17:24:42 UTC
1. Make autosave an asynchronous task. Copy the current working file into another 
temporary working file, spawn another thread to save that file, while allowing 
user to still work on the file. (Note: this idea should not be applied to manual 
2. As per comment by skelem, reset autosave when manually saving.
Comment 8 syockit 2010-01-30 18:34:12 UTC
*** Issue 95335 has been confirmed by votes. ***