On Thu, Jan 02, 2020 at 06:31:35PM -0600, Derek Martin wrote: [snip trace] > I think this sequence is updating the utimes of your inbox as you're > leaving it. At any rate I don't think these snippets have captured > whatever is slowing you down, and based on what you've said and this > strace, I think almost certainly whatever it was happened after this. > Probably immediately after this... I further suspect that whatever it > is will not appear to be a pause, but rather Mutt furiously doing... > something. > Thanks Derek, after thinking about it for a bit I think I sort of came to the same conclusions as you regarding the delays one can see. Pity!
> With no evidence whatsoever, my first wild-but-educated guess would be > that /home/chris/Mail/Li/x2go is a maildir, which has lots of messages > in it, and Mutt is taking a long time to process it. > No, not a maildir in sight on my system, they're all mbox. I'll do some more tracing and see if I can see mutt working hard in any of the more obvious places. Maybe if I hit keys as fast as I can so that the waiting for character read() doesn't see any delay I might be able to see where the time goes. -- Chris Green