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What causes large white space in the timeline? - mikefoskett - 10-31-2013 01:36 AM

Hi Pat,

I've ran a few tests recently and I'm seeing unexpected dead time, white space, in the timeline.

Any ideas what may cause this?

This result Amsterdam Chrome shows it:
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/131030_7S_PFJ/1/details/

While this one, Paris Chrome doesn't:
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/131030_EJ_N9V/1/details/

Sometimes it can be rather extreme like this London IE8:
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/131030_ZN_JP0/4/details/


Regards

Mike


RE: What causes large white space in the timeline? - pmeenan - 10-31-2013 04:11 AM

Hmm, usually it's script running or something else eating CPU but the Amsterdam CPU utilization wasn't an issue (looked to be a problem with London). The best bet is usually to capture a dev tools timeline which will tell you what Chrome is doing (option in the Chrome tab of advanced settings).

I re-ran amsterdam and it looks like Chrome is doing "Layout" but it doesn't really break it down more than that: http://www.webpagetest.org/timeline/28/timeline.php?test=131030_XQ_173M&run=1


RE: What causes large white space in the timeline? - mikefoskett - 11-02-2013 02:17 AM

Thanks Pat