Bug report #11981

qgis-bin.exe runs forever (or very long) adding vector file

Added by Gili Tzabari about 9 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.6.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:up/downstream
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20187


I've got an 8MB uncompressed E00 vector file. When I attempt to add it into the project, qgis-bin.exe runs for a very long time (5 minutes and counting) using only a single CPU core. I know there is a configuration option for using multicore for rendering vectors and I have enabled this, but it doesn't seem to help with whatever is blocking the load operation.

I have a 2MB uncompressed E00 vector file, and this one loads fairly quickly (5 seconds) so I think something odd is going on with the 8MB file. I would expect it to take at most 4x longer to load (say 20 seconds).

m733polylot.zip - The vector file being added (2.08 MB) Gili Tzabari, 2015-01-12 09:03 PM


#1 Updated by Gili Tzabari about 9 years ago

Having read http://marc.info/?l=gdal-dev&m=121323053222337 I used avcimport to convert the file format and tried again. The converted file opened within 10 seconds.

Suggested behavior: If a user tries opening a large E00 file, warn that performance will be extremely poor and suggest conversion using avcimport ahead of time.

Better yet, convert using avcimport seamlessly under the hood.

#2 Updated by Gili Tzabari about 9 years ago

[please ignore, duplicate comment]

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 9 years ago

  • Resolution set to up/downstream
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

so it is the gdal/ogr driver that is slow handling such files, not qgis. About the warning: it could be a good idea, file a feature request for that. Cheers!

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