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Bug 42527 - PDF: Writer slow to print or export a document with linked images (if not updated or broken)
Summary: PDF: Writer slow to print or export a document with linked images (if not upd...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: filter:pdf, haveBacktrace, perf
Depends on:
Blocks: PDF-Export
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Reported: 2011-11-02 11:40 UTC by Jérôme Guelfucci
Modified: 2019-09-11 04:38 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

the fatal document (57.85 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2011-11-02 11:40 UTC, Jérôme Guelfucci
Backtrace of the problem (49.59 KB, text/plain)
2011-11-02 11:42 UTC, Jérôme Guelfucci

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Description Jérôme Guelfucci 2011-11-02 11:40:06 UTC
Created attachment 53072 [details]
the fatal document

Problem description:
Libreoffice freezes when trying to print or export as PDF a particular document. This document was created by copy/paste from a private part of a Web site.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the attached document
2. Click on the "Export as PDF" button and on Save to launch the export or print the document

Current behavior:
libreoffice freezes

Expected behavior:
Export as PDF or print

Additional information:
Discussed this on IRC with mst_ who helped me produce a gdb backtrace which I will attach and who added:
"<mst_> jeromeg: it looks like Writer wants to load a graphic from a http URL and that blocks"
"jeromeg: hmm.. "The document has moved", perhaps it is some kind of redirect loop and our http resolver is too stupid to handle it or something" 

Platform (if different from the browser): 
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1 Iceweasel/7.0.1
Comment 1 Jérôme Guelfucci 2011-11-02 11:42:19 UTC
Created attachment 53073 [details]
Backtrace of the problem

Produced by attaching to libreoffice once freezed and running thread apply all bt.
Comment 2 tester8 2012-01-04 12:16:32 UTC
Reproduced with

LOdev 3.5.0beta2 
Ubuntu 10.04.3 x86
Linux 2.6.32-37-generic Russian UI
Comment 3 A (Andy) 2013-05-03 21:34:34 UTC
reproducible with LO (Win7 Home, 64bit)

Result: Libreoffice crashes
Comment 4 Timur 2014-12-09 13:52:38 UTC
Problem cannot be reproduced as explained with LO 4.3 and 4.4 beta on Win7 64.
Export to PDF is very slow due to the images in file, but it finishes properly.
If image links are updated or broken in Edit-Links, export is fast.
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-10 02:02:46 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-01-10 03:32:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-09-10 20:59:48 UTC
in Версия: (x64)
ID сборки: 2718b4a18dfcc6a54ebe5f7b801ee7a47fa81e0c
Потоков ЦП: 4; ОС:Windows 10.0; Отрисовка ИП: GL; 
Локаль: ru-RU (ru_RU); Calc: CL

when export to PDF LibreOffice doesn't freeze, export is about 12 sec and it created good PDF without any images. 
And in document doesn't show any images and scrolling of document has many micro freezes.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2019-09-11 04:38:48 UTC
Dear Jérôme Guelfucci,

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