Issues with parsing workspace

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Issues with parsing workspace

Post by grahamh » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:23 pm

Just discovered CodeLite and it does look nice to a refugee from netbeans.

Using v13.0.0 on Win10x64 I loaded an existing C++ source tree into Workspace and into Explorer (don't understand the difference).

If I right-clicked in the editor and went 'Go to declaration' or 'Open include file', etc, nothing happened.
So I used Workspace->Parse workspace (which took about 45 minutes). But still nothing happens.

But now we seem to be running Parsing workspace again. After 35 minutes it says 5% completed

I see files project-user.tags* are increasing in size, now up to about 10MB. Surely something's wrong, here? For reference a standard ctags tags file for the same source tree is 2.3MB. Is that tags file being parsed as well?

Update: after 2 hours, aborted by killing Codelite. At this point, progress is 12% and the .codelite directory reads:

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drwxr-xr-x  3 osmc osmc     4096 Jul 18 19:06 .
drwxr-xr-x 17 osmc osmc     4096 Jul 18 19:25 ..
-rwxr-xr-x  1 osmc osmc 27930624 Jul 18 21:45 kodipatched-graham.tags
-rwxr-xr-x  1 osmc osmc   131072 Jul 18 20:41 kodipatched-graham.tags-shm
-rwxr-xr-x  1 osmc osmc 15596368 Jul 18 21:45 kodipatched-graham.tags-wal
-rw-r--r--  1 osmc osmc      500 Jul 18 21:41 kodipatched.session

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Re: Issues with parsing workspace

Post by grahamh » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:55 pm

OK so after nearly 24 hours, parsing workspace finally 'finished', but only 3930 files seem to have been scanned, out of 4146 c, cpp and h files in the source tree. There are thus still a number of symbols missing from the (82MB) tags database.

Finding the tags that are there seems pretty snappy :)

In an attempt to find the missing files/tags, I hit Parse workspace again and I got a frozen CodeLite (Not Responding) for 22 minutes.

So can I ask if there's any way to speed up this parsing? My source tree is on a NAS. Is there maybe a way to keep the project files on the machine running CodeLite so the DB is on a local SSD? I couldn't find that in settings.

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Re: Issues with parsing workspace

Post by eranif » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:21 am

Usually, parsing a workspace is matter of seconds - minutes (2-3)
For example, scanning CodeLite workspace should take about ~30 seconds on a standard computer and the generated tags database should be roughly around 150MB
Note that the 'tags' database is *NOT* a ctags file (the name sounds similar, but its definitely not the same thing)
You might want to check the ~/.codelite/codelite.log file or %appdata%/CodeLite/codelite.log file to see why it takes so long to parse
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Re: Issues with parsing workspace

Post by grahamh » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:42 pm

Thanks for the info. I tried it with the code source on a USB stick instead of on the NAS and indeed it was quick. Are you saying it should parse quickly, even if the project is not on the machine running CodeLite?

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Re: Issues with parsing workspace

Post by eranif » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:15 pm

You should have started with the fact that your project is located on a NAS.
SQLITE (the underlying storage that stores the symbols for caching) does not work well with NAS (or any network storage)
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