Users of the Firefox 3 beta have noticed that it can often bring the system
to a temporary halt. For the curious, here is a
clear description of the problem
and what is being done to address it.
"I think you can see where this is going: if there's a lot of data
waiting to be written to disk, and Firefox's (sqlite's) request to flush
the data for one file actually sends all that data out, we could be waiting
for a while. Worse, all the other applications that are writing data may
end up waiting for it to complete as well. In artificial, but not entirely
impossible, test conditions, those delays can be 30 seconds or more. That
experience, to coin a phrase, kinda sucks. Does it suck as much as file
corruption wiping out your bookmarks after your computer (not Firefox)
crashes? As you might imagine, opinions vary.
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