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Logging periodical thread dumps is a built in feature of SmartGit to track well reproducible, pervasive performance problems. To investigate a problem using periodical thread dumps, do the following:

  • While SmartGit is running, locate the settings directory: invoke Help|About SmartGit and check the Information page for the settings directory (Settings Path).
  • Shutdown SmartGit (use Repository|Exit and afterwards make sure that no more SmartGit process is running).
  • In the settings directory, open smartgit.properties (create this file if necessary) and add following line to enable the Debug menu:
smartgit.debug=true
  • Remove all log.txt* files from the settings directory.
  • Startup SmartGit.

Now, if the slow operation is not locking the GUI (so you can still invoke menu items) and it takes a long time to finish:

    • Trigger the slow operation.
    • Invoke Debug|Create Periodical Thread Dumps immediately after triggering the slow operation (so thread dumps will definitely catch the slow operation).

Otherwise:

    • Invoke Debug|Create Periodical Thread Dumps.
    • Trigger the slow operation.

Then:

  • After the offending operation has finished, shutdown SmartGit again.
  • Compress all log.txt.* files from the settings directory as a zip or tar/gzip archive and send this archive, as well as a short description of how to reproduce the problem, to smartgit@syntevo.com.
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