Bug 465353 - general sluggish, lack of responsiveness during indexing of gloda. 'Fixed commit issues' (rkent) patch r=asuth with 'v1 some mods on top of rkent's patch...' (asuth) r=rkent,sr=bienvenu on top.
authorKent James <kent@caspia.com>
Fri, 28 Aug 2009 01:12:35 -0700
changeset 3440 d92896496cf2454bd053c1455e207549fe3fe13f
parent 3439 5c26af85988a8fdd672f22d05452d3ab0009fa5e
child 3441 394de8e9f212e5a584454a92f1f138eb512b46ac
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bugs465353
Bug 465353 - general sluggish, lack of responsiveness during indexing of gloda. 'Fixed commit issues' (rkent) patch r=asuth with 'v1 some mods on top of rkent's patch...' (asuth) r=rkent,sr=bienvenu on top.
mailnews/base/util/nsStopwatch.cpp
mailnews/db/gloda/modules/datastore.js
mailnews/db/gloda/modules/indexer.js
mailnews/db/gloda/modules/utils.js
mailnews/db/gloda/test/unit/resources/glodaTestHelper.js
mailnews/db/gloda/test/unit/test_index_adaptive.js
--- a/mailnews/base/util/nsStopwatch.cpp
+++ b/mailnews/base/util/nsStopwatch.cpp
@@ -1,13 +1,14 @@
 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <time.h>
 #ifdef XP_UNIX
 #include <unistd.h>
 #include <sys/times.h>
+#include <sys/time.h>
 #include <errno.h>
 #endif
 #ifdef XP_WIN
 #include "windows.h"
 #endif
 
 #include "nsIClassInfoImpl.h"
 
@@ -30,32 +31,36 @@ NS_IMPL_ISUPPORTS1_CI(nsStopwatch, nsISt
 
 #ifdef WINCE
 #error "WINCE apparently does not provide the clock support we require."
 #endif
 
 #ifdef XP_UNIX
 /** the number of ticks per second */
 static double gTicks = 0;
+#define MICRO_SECONDS_TO_SECONDS_MULT 1.0e-6;
 #elif defined(WIN32)
 // a tick every 100ns, 10 per us, 10 * 1000 per ms, 10 * 1000 * 1000 per sec.
 #define TICKS_PER_SECOND 10000000.0
 // subtract off to get to the unix epoch
 #define UNIX_EPOCH_IN_FILE_TIME 116444736000000000L
 #endif // XP_UNIX
 
 nsStopwatch::nsStopwatch()
  : fTotalRealTimeSecs(0.0)
  , fTotalCpuTimeSecs(0.0)
  , fRunning(false)
 {
 #ifdef XP_UNIX
   // idempotent in the event of a race under all coherency models
   if (!gTicks)
   {
+    // we need to clear errno because sysconf's spec says it leaves it the same
+    //  on success and only sets it on failure.
+    errno = 0;
     gTicks = (clock_t)sysconf(_SC_CLK_TCK);
     // in event of failure, pick an arbitrary value so we don't divide by zero.
     if (errno)
       gTicks = 1000000L;
   }
 #endif
 }
 
@@ -106,18 +111,19 @@ NS_IMETHODIMP nsStopwatch::GetRealTimeSe
   NS_ENSURE_ARG_POINTER(result);
   *result = fTotalRealTimeSecs;
   return NS_OK;
 }
 
 double nsStopwatch::GetRealTime()
 {
 #if defined(XP_UNIX)
-  struct tms cpt;
-  return (double)times(&cpt) / gTicks;
+  struct timeval t;
+  gettimeofday(&t, NULL);
+  return t.tv_sec + t.tv_usec * MICRO_SECONDS_TO_SECONDS_MULT;
 #elif defined(WIN32)
   union     {FILETIME ftFileTime;
              __int64  ftInt64;
             } ftRealTime; // time the process has spent in kernel mode
   SYSTEMTIME st;
   GetSystemTime(&st);
   SystemTimeToFileTime(&st,&ftRealTime.ftFileTime);
   return (double)(ftRealTime.ftInt64 - UNIX_EPOCH_IN_FILE_TIME) /
--- a/mailnews/db/gloda/modules/datastore.js
+++ b/mailnews/db/gloda/modules/datastore.js
@@ -779,16 +779,18 @@ var GlodaDatastore = {
       this._log.debug("Creating database because it does't exist.");
       dbConnection = this._createDB(dbService, dbFile);
     }
     // It does exist, but we (someday) might need to upgrade the schema
     else {
       // (Exceptions may be thrown if the database is corrupt)
       { // try {
         dbConnection = dbService.openUnsharedDatabase(dbFile);
+        // see _createDB...
+        dbConnection.executeSimpleSQL("PRAGMA cache_size = 8192");
 
         if (dbConnection.schemaVersion != this._schemaVersion) {
           this._log.debug("Need to migrate database.  (DB version: " +
             dbConnection.schemaVersion + " desired version: " +
             this._schemaVersion);
           dbConnection = this._migrate(dbService, dbFile,
                                        dbConnection,
                                        dbConnection.schemaVersion,
@@ -890,16 +892,27 @@ var GlodaDatastore = {
     this.syncConnection = null;
   },
 
   /**
    * Create our database; basically a wrapper around _createSchema.
    */
   _createDB: function gloda_ds_createDB(aDBService, aDBFile) {
     var dbConnection = aDBService.openUnsharedDatabase(aDBFile);
+    // Explicitly choose a page size of 1024 which is the default.  According
+    //  to bug 401985 this is actually the optimal page size for Linux and OS X
+    //  (while there are alleged performance improvements with 4k pages on
+    //  windows).  Increasing the page size to 4096 increases the actual byte
+    //  turnover significantly for rollback journals than a page size of 1024,
+    //  and since the rollback journal has to be fsynced, that is undesirable.
+    dbConnection.executeSimpleSQL("PRAGMA page_size = 1024");
+    // This is a maximum number of pages to be used.  If the database does not
+    //  get this large, then the memory does not get used.
+    // Do not forget to update the code in _init if you change this value.
+    dbConnection.executeSimpleSQL("PRAGMA cache_size = 8192");
 
     dbConnection.beginTransaction();
     try {
       this._createSchema(dbConnection);
       dbConnection.commitTransaction();
     }
     catch(ex) {
       dbConnection.rollbackTransaction();
--- a/mailnews/db/gloda/modules/indexer.js
+++ b/mailnews/db/gloda/modules/indexer.js
@@ -15,16 +15,17 @@
  *
  * The Initial Developer of the Original Code is
  * Mozilla Messaging, Inc.
  * Portions created by the Initial Developer are Copyright (C) 2008
  * the Initial Developer. All Rights Reserved.
  *
  * Contributor(s):
  *   Andrew Sutherland <asutherland@asutherland.org>
+ *   Kent James <kent@caspia.com>
  *
  * Alternatively, the contents of this file may be used under the terms of
  * either the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later (the "GPL"), or
  * the GNU Lesser General Public License Version 2.1 or later (the "LGPL"),
  * in which case the provisions of the GPL or the LGPL are applicable instead
  * of those above. If you wish to allow use of your version of this file only
  * under the terms of either the GPL or the LGPL, and not to allow others to
  * use your version of this file under the terms of the MPL, indicate your
@@ -296,25 +297,148 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
    */
   _timer: null,
   /**
    * Our nsITimer that we use to schedule events in the "far" future.  For now,
    *  this means not compelling an initial indexing sweep until some number of
    *  seconds after startup.
    */
   _longTimer: null,
+
   /**
-   * Our performance stopwatch that helps us adapt our indexing constants so
+   * Periodic performance adjustment parameters:  The overall goal is to adjust
+   *  our rate of work so that we don't interfere with the user's activities
+   *  when they are around (non-idle), and the system in general (when idle).
+   *  Being nice when idle isn't quite as important, but is a good idea so that
+   *  when the user un-idles we are able to back off nicely.  Also, we give
+   *  other processes on the system a chance to do something.
+   *
+   * We do this by organizing our work into discrete "tokens" of activity,
+   *  then processing the number of tokens that we have determined will
+   *  not impact the UI. Then we pause to give other activities a chance to get
+   *  some work done, and we measure whether anything happened during our pause.
+   *  If something else is going on in our application during that pause, we
+   *  give it priority (up to a point) by delaying further indexing.
+   *
+   * Keep in mind that many of our operations are actually asynchronous, so we
+   *  aren't entirely starving the event queue.  However, a lot of the async
+   *  stuff can end up not having any actual delay between events. For
+   *  example, we only index offline message bodies, so there's no network
+   *  latency involved, just disk IO; the only meaningful latency will be the
+   *  initial disk seek (if there is one... pre-fetching may seriously be our
+   *  friend).
+   *
+   * In order to maintain responsiveness, I assert that we want to minimize the
+   *  length of the time we are dominating the event queue.  This suggests
+   *  that we want break up our blocks of work frequently.  But not so
+   *  frequently that there is a lot of waste.  Accordingly our algorithm is
+   *  basically:
+   *
+   * - Estimate the time that it takes to process a token, and schedule the
+   *   number of tokens that should fit into that time.
+   * - Detect user activity, and back off immediately if found.
+   * - Try to delay commits and garbage collection until the user is inactive,
+   *   as these tend to cause a brief pause in the UI.
+   */
+
+  /**
+   * The number of milliseconds before we declare the user idle and step up our
+   *  indexing.
+   */
+  _INDEX_IDLE_ADJUSTMENT_TIME: 5000,
+
+  /**
+   * The time delay in milliseconds before we should schedule our initial sweep.
+   */
+  _INITIAL_SWEEP_DELAY: 10000,
+
+  /**
+   * The time interval, in milliseconds, of pause between indexing batches.  The
+   *  maximum processor consumption is determined by this constant and the
+   *  active |_cpuTargetIndexTime|.
+   *
+   * For current constants, that puts us at 50% while the user is active and 83%
+   *  when idle.
+   */
+  _INDEX_INTERVAL: 32,
+
+  /**
+   * Number of indexing 'tokens' we are allowed to consume before yielding for
+   *  each incremental pass.  Consider a single token equal to indexing a single
+   *  medium-sized message.  This may be altered by user session (in)activity.
+   * Because we fetch message bodies, which is potentially asynchronous, this
+   *  is not a precise knob to twiddle.
+   */
+  _indexTokens: 2,
+
+  /**
+   * Stopwatches used to measure performance during indexing, and during
+   * pauses between indexing. These help us adapt our indexing constants so
    *  as to not explode your computer.  Kind of us, no?
    */
-  _perfStopwatch: null,
+  _perfIndexStopwatch: null,
+  _perfPauseStopwatch: null,
+  /**
+   * Do we have an uncommitted indexer transaction that idle callback should commit?
+   */
+  _idleToCommit: false,
+  /**
+   * Target CPU time per batch of tokens, current value (milliseconds).
+   */
+  _cpuTargetIndexTime: 32,
+  /**
+   * Target CPU time per batch of tokens, during non-idle (milliseconds).
+   */
+  _CPU_TARGET_INDEX_TIME_ACTIVE: 32,
+  /**
+   * Target CPU time per batch of tokens, during idle (milliseconds).
+   */
+  _CPU_TARGET_INDEX_TIME_IDLE: 160,
+  /**
+   * Average CPU time per processed token (milliseconds).
+   */
+  _cpuAverageTimePerToken: 16,
+  /**
+   * Damping factor for _cpuAverageTimePerToken, as an approximate
+   * number of tokens to include in the average time.
+   */
+  _CPU_AVERAGE_TIME_DAMPING: 200,
   /**
-   * Of course, we need a timer to actually drive our stopwatch usage.
+   * Maximum tokens per batch. This is normally just a sanity check.
+   */
+  _CPU_MAX_TOKENS_PER_BATCH: 100,
+  /**
+   * CPU usage during a pause to declare that system was busy (milliseconds).
+   * This is typically set as 1.5 times the minimum resolution of the cpu
+   * usage clock, which is 16 milliseconds on Windows systems, and (I think)
+   * smaller on other systems, so we take the worst case.
+   */
+  _CPU_IS_BUSY_TIME: 24,
+  /**
+   * Time that return from pause may be late before the system is declared
+   * busy, in milliseconds. (Same issues as _CPU_IS_BUSY_TIME).
    */
-  _perfTimer: null,
+  _PAUSE_LATE_IS_BUSY_TIME: 24,
+  /**
+   * Number of times that we will repeat a pause while waiting for a
+   * free CPU.
+   */
+  _PAUSE_REPEAT_LIMIT: 10,
+  /**
+   * Minimum time delay between commits, in milliseconds.
+   */
+  _MINIMUM_COMMIT_TIME: 5000,
+  /**
+   * Maximum time delay between commits, in milliseconds.
+   */
+  _MAXIMUM_COMMIT_TIME: 20000,
+  /**
+   * Last commit time.
+   */
+  _lastCommitTime: Date.now(),
 
   _inited: false,
   /**
    * Initialize the indexer.
    */
   _init: function gloda_index_init() {
     if (this._inited)
       return;
@@ -327,25 +451,29 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
 
     this._callbackHandle.init();
 
     // create the timer that drives our intermittent indexing
     this._timer = Cc["@mozilla.org/timer;1"].createInstance(Ci.nsITimer);
     // create the timer for larger offsets independent of indexing
     this._longTimer = Cc["@mozilla.org/timer;1"].createInstance(Ci.nsITimer);
 
-    // create our performance stopwatch and timer
+    this._idleService = Cc["@mozilla.org/widget/idleservice;1"]
+                          .getService(Ci.nsIIdleService);
+
+    // create our performance stopwatches
     try {
-    this._perfStopwatch = Cc["@mozilla.org/stopwatch;1"]
-                            .createInstance(Ci.nsIStopwatch);
+      this._perfIndexStopwatch = Cc["@mozilla.org/stopwatch;1"]
+                                   .createInstance(Ci.nsIStopwatch);
+      this._perfPauseStopwatch = Cc["@mozilla.org/stopwatch;1"]
+                                   .createInstance(Ci.nsIStopwatch);
+
     } catch (ex) {
       this._log.error("problem creating stopwatch!: " + ex);
     }
-    this._perfTimer = Cc["@mozilla.org/timer;1"].createInstance(Ci.nsITimer);
-
     // figure out if event-driven indexing should be enabled...
     let prefService = Cc["@mozilla.org/preferences-service;1"].
                         getService(Ci.nsIPrefService);
     let branch = prefService.getBranch("mailnews.database.global.indexer.");
     let eventDrivenEnabled = false; // default
     let performInitialSweep = true; // default
     try {
       eventDrivenEnabled = branch.getBoolPref("enabled");
@@ -383,21 +511,18 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
       this._timer.cancel();
     } catch (ex) {}
     this._timer = null;
     try {
       this._longTimer.cancel();
     } catch (ex) {}
     this._longTimer = null;
 
-    this._perfStopwatch = null;
-    try {
-      this._perfTimer.cancel();
-    } catch (ex) {}
-    this._perfTimer = null;
+    this._perfIndexStopwatch = null;
+    this._perfPauseStopwatch = null;
 
     // Remove listeners to avoid reference cycles on the off chance one of them
     // holds a reference to the indexer object.
     this._indexListeners = [];
 
     this._indexerIsShutdown = true;
 
     if (!this.enabled)
@@ -459,19 +584,17 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
 
       // register for shutdown, offline notifications
       let observerService = Cc["@mozilla.org/observer-service;1"].
                               getService(Ci.nsIObserverService);
       observerService.addObserver(this, "network:offline-status-changed", false);
       observerService.addObserver(this, "quit-application", false);
 
       // register for idle notification
-      let idleService = Cc["@mozilla.org/widget/idleservice;1"].
-                          getService(Ci.nsIIdleService);
-      idleService.addIdleObserver(this, this._indexIdleThresholdSecs);
+      this._idleService.addIdleObserver(this, this._indexIdleThresholdSecs);
 
       let notificationService =
         Cc["@mozilla.org/messenger/msgnotificationservice;1"].
         getService(Ci.nsIMsgFolderNotificationService);
       notificationService.addListener(this._msgFolderListener,
                                       Ci.nsIMsgFolderNotificationService.all &
                                       ~Ci.nsIMsgFolderNotificationService.folderAdded);
 
@@ -489,17 +612,17 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
       if (this._indexingDesired) {
         this._indexingDesired = false; // it's edge-triggered for now
         this.indexing = true;
       }
 
       // if we have not done an initial sweep, schedule scheduling one.
       if (!this._initialSweepPerformed)
         this._longTimer.initWithCallback(this._scheduleInitialSweep,
-          this._initialSweepDelay, Ci.nsITimer.TYPE_ONE_SHOT);
+          this._INITIAL_SWEEP_DELAY, Ci.nsITimer.TYPE_ONE_SHOT);
     }
     else if (this._enabled && !aEnable) {
       for each (let [iIndexer, indexer] in Iterator(this._otherIndexers)) {
         try {
           indexer.disable();
         } catch (ex) {
           this._log.warn("Helper indexer threw exception on disable: " + ex);
         }
@@ -507,19 +630,17 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
 
       // remove observer; no more events to observe!
       let observerService = Cc["@mozilla.org/observer-service;1"].
                               getService(Ci.nsIObserverService);
       observerService.removeObserver(this, "network:offline-status-changed");
       observerService.removeObserver(this, "quit-application");
 
       // remove idle
-      let idleService = Cc["@mozilla.org/widget/idleservice;1"].
-                          getService(Ci.nsIIdleService);
-      idleService.removeIdleObserver(this, this._indexIdleThresholdSecs);
+      this._idleService.removeIdleObserver(this, this._indexIdleThresholdSecs);
 
       // remove FolderLoaded notification listener
       let mailSession = Cc["@mozilla.org/messenger/services/session;1"].
                           getService(Ci.nsIMsgMailSession);
       mailSession.RemoveFolderListener(this._folderListener);
 
       let notificationService =
         Cc["@mozilla.org/messenger/msgnotificationservice;1"].
@@ -560,22 +681,18 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
    */
   set indexing(aShouldIndex) {
     if (!this._indexingDesired && aShouldIndex) {
       this._indexingDesired = true;
       if (this.enabled && !this._indexingActive && !this._suppressIndexing) {
         this._log.info("+++ Indexing Queue Processing Commencing");
         this._indexingActive = true;
         this._timer.initWithCallback(this._wrapCallbackDriver,
-                                     this._indexInterval,
+                                     this._INDEX_INTERVAL,
                                      Ci.nsITimer.TYPE_ONE_SHOT);
-        // Start the performance sampling timer since indexing is now active.
-        // (That's the dude who tracks processor utilization and adjusts our
-        // indexing constants.)
-        this.perfSampling = true;
       }
     }
   },
 
   _suppressIndexing: false,
   /**
    * Set whether or not indexing should be suppressed.  This is to allow us to
    *  avoid running down a laptop's battery when it is not on AC.  Only code
@@ -588,25 +705,18 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
 
     // re-start processing if we are no longer suppressing, there is work yet
     //  to do, and the indexing process had actually stopped.
     if (!this._suppressIndexing && this._indexingDesired &&
         !this._indexingActive) {
         this._log.info("+++ Indexing Queue Processing Resuming");
         this._indexingActive = true;
         this._timer.initWithCallback(this._wrapCallbackDriver,
-                                     this._indexInterval,
+                                     this._INDEX_INTERVAL,
                                      Ci.nsITimer.TYPE_ONE_SHOT);
-        // Start the performance sampling clock now rather than in the timer
-        //  callbacks because it reduces the number of states the system can
-        //  be in.  If we are indexing and we are in control of utilization,
-        //  sampling is active.  If we are indexing but not in control, we do
-        //  stop sampling (not ideal, but realistic).  If we are not indexing,
-        //  we are not performance sampling.
-        this.perfSampling = true;
     }
   },
 
   /**
    * Our timer-driven callback to schedule our first initial indexing sweep.
    *  Because it is invoked by an nsITimer it operates without the benefit of
    *  a 'this' context and must use GlodaIndexer instead of this.
    * Since an initial sweep could have been performed before we get invoked,
@@ -633,150 +743,16 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
       job.mappedFolders = false;
       this._indexQueue.push(job);
       this._indexingJobGoal++;
       this._indexingSweepActive = true;
       this.indexing = true;
     }
   },
 
-  /**
-   * Number of milliseconds between performance samples.
-   */
-  _PERF_SAMPLE_RATE_MS: 1000,
-  set perfSampling(aEnable) {
-    if (aEnable) {
-      this._perfSamples = [];
-      this._perfTimer.initWithCallback(this._perfTimerFire,
-                                       this._PERF_SAMPLE_RATE_MS,
-          Ci.nsITimer.TYPE_REPEATING_SLACK);
-      this._perfStopwatch.start();
-    }
-    else {
-      this._perfTimer.cancel();
-      // we stop the stopwatch mainly so our state makes sense to anyone
-      //  debugging and for our unit test.  In reality, the stopwatch only
-      //  does work on the calls to start and stop, and no expense is incurred
-      //  in the interim, so this is actually expense with no benefit.  But it's
-      //  not much of an expense.
-      this._perfStopwatch.stop();
-    }
-  },
-
-  /**
-   * Number of performance samples to average together.  We average to try and
-   *  stabilize our decision making in the face of transient thunderbird CPU
-   *  utilization spikes that are not our fault.  (User activity, garbage
-   *  collection, etc.
-   */
-  _perfSamplePointCount: 2,
-  _perfSamples: [],
-  _perfTimerFire: function() {
-    GlodaIndexer.perfTimerFire();
-  },
-  /**
-   * Smallest allowable sleep time, in milliseconds.  This must be a multiple of
-   *  _TIMER_STEP_SIZE.  Keep in mind that we effectively run in a timer-with-
-   *  slack mode of operation.  This means that the time between our timer
-   *  firing is actually (_indexInterval + the time we actually spend
-   *  processing), so 1000/_indexInterval is really our maximum firing rate if
-   *  we did no work.
-   */
-  _MIN_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS: 20,
-  /**
-   * The timer interval adjustment size, in milliseconds.
-   */
-  _TIMER_STEP_SIZE: 10,
-  /**
-   * The maximum amount of time in milliseconds we will sleep between firings.
-   *  The reason we cap ourselves is that although we are aware of our cpu
-   *  utilization, the autosync logic is not.  The autosync logic can easily
-   *  drive thunderbird's utilization above our acceptable threshold for
-   *  extended periods of time, resulting in our logic deciding to back off
-   *  every time it makes a decision, even though it will have no meaningful
-   *  impact.  If we did not do this, it might be some time before indexing
-   *  would resume at any meaningful rate.
-   */
-  _MAX_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS: 400,
-  /**
-   * Periodic performance adjustment logic.  The overall goal is to adjust our
-   *  rate of work so that we don't interfere with the user's activities when
-   *  they are around (non-idle), and the system in general (when idle).  Being
-   *  nice when idle isn't quite as important, but is a good idea so that when
-   *  the user un-idles we are able to back off nicely.  Also, we give other
-   *  processes on the system a chance to do something.
-   *
-   * The two knobs we have to play with are:
-   * - The amount of time we sleep between work batch processing.  Keep in mind
-   *   that many of our operations are actually asynchronous, so we aren't
-   *   entirely starving the event queue.  However, a lot of the async stuff
-   *   can end up not having any actual delay between events. For example, we
-   *   only index offline message bodies, so there's no network latency
-   *   involved, just disk IO; the only meaningful latency will be the initial
-   *   disk seek (if there is one... pre-fetching may seriously be our friend).
-   * - The amount of work we do between intentional sleeps (number of tokens).
-   *
-   * In order to maintain responsiveness, I assert that we want to minimize the
-   *  length of the time we are dominating the event queue.  This suggests
-   *  that we want break up our blocks of work frequently.  But not so
-   *  frequently that there is a lot of waste.  Accordingly our algorithm is
-   *  basically:
-   *
-   * Using too much cpu:
-   *  First, do less work per slice = reduce tokens.
-   *  Second, space our work batches out more = increase sleep time.
-   *
-   * Using less cpu than budgeted:
-   *  First, reduce the spacing between our work batches = decrease sleep time.
-   *  Second, do more work per slice = increase tokens.
-   */
-  perfTimerFire: function perfTimerFire() {
-    let stopwatch = this._perfStopwatch;
-    stopwatch.stop();
-
-    let realTime = stopwatch.realTimeSeconds;
-    let cpuTime = stopwatch.cpuTimeSeconds;
-
-    let dir = "none", averagePercent = 0;
-    if (realTime) {
-      while (this._perfSamples.length >= this._perfSamplePointCount)
-        this._perfSamples.shift();
-
-      let cpuPercent = cpuTime / realTime;
-      this._perfSamples.push(cpuPercent);
-
-      if (this._perfSamples.length == this._perfSamplePointCount) {
-        for (let i = 0; i < this._perfSamples.length; i++)
-          averagePercent += this._perfSamples[i];
-        averagePercent /= this._perfSamples.length;
-
-        if (averagePercent > this._cpuTarget) {
-          dir = "down";
-          if (this._indexTokens > 1)
-            this._indexTokens--;
-          else if (this._indexInterval < this._MAX_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS)
-            this._indexInterval += this._TIMER_STEP_SIZE;
-        }
-        else if (averagePercent + 0.1 < this._cpuTarget) {
-          dir = "up";
-          if (this._indexInterval > this._MIN_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS)
-            this._indexInterval -= this._TIMER_STEP_SIZE;
-          else
-            this._indexTokens++;
-        }
-      }
-
-      GlodaIndexer._log.debug("PERFORMANCE " + dir +
-                              " average: " + averagePercent +
-                              " interval: " + this._indexInterval +
-                              " tokens: " + this._indexTokens);
-    }
-
-    stopwatch.start();
-  },
 
   /**
    * Indicates that we have pending deletions to process, meaning that there
    *  are gloda message rows flagged for deletion.  If this value is a boolean,
    *  it means the value is known reliably.  If this value is null, it means
    *  that we don't know, likely because we have started up and have not checked
    *  the database.
    */
@@ -848,55 +824,20 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
    *  decide when to null this out; it can either do it when it first starts
    *  processing it, or when it has processed the last thing.  It's really a
    *  question of whether we want retrograde motion in the folder progress bar
    *  or the message progress bar.
    */
   _pendingAddJob: null,
 
   /**
-   * The number of seconds before we declare the user idle and step up our
-   *  indexing.
-   */
-  _indexIdleThresholdSecs: 15,
-
-  /**
-   * The time delay in milliseconds before we should schedule our initial sweep.
-   */
-  _initialSweepDelay: 10000,
-
-  _cpuTarget: 0.4,
-  _cpuTarget_whenActive: 0.4,
-  _cpuTarget_whenIdle: 0.8,
-
-  /**
-   * The time interval, in milliseconds between performing indexing work.
-   *  This may be altered by user session (in)activity.
+   * The number of seconds before we declare the user idle and commit if
+   *  needed.
    */
-  _indexInterval: 60,
-  _indexInterval_whenActive: 60,
-  _indexInterval_whenIdle: 20,
-  /**
-   * Number of indexing 'tokens' we are allowed to consume before yielding for
-   *  each incremental pass.  Consider a single token equal to indexing a single
-   *  medium-sized message.  This may be altered by user session (in)activity.
-   * Because we fetch message bodies, which is potentially asynchronous, this
-   *  is not a precise knob to twiddle.
-   */
-  _indexTokens: 5,
-  _indexTokens_whenActive: 5,
-  _indexTokens_whenIdle: 10,
-
-  /**
-   * Number of indexing 'tokens' we consume before we issue a commit.  The
-   *  goal is to de-couple our time scheduling from our commit schedule.  It's
-   *  far better for user responsiveness to take lots of little bites instead
-   *  of a few big ones, but bites that result in commits cannot be little...
-   */
-  _indexCommitTokens: 40,
+  _indexIdleThresholdSecs: 3,
 
   /**
    * The number of messages that we should queue for processing before letting
    *  them fall on the floor and relying on our folder-walking logic to ensure
    *  that the messages are indexed.
    * The reason we allow for queueing messages in an event-driven fashion is
    *  that once we have reached a steady-state, it is preferable to be able to
    *  deal with new messages and modified meta-data in a prompt fasion rather
@@ -1022,20 +963,16 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
     if (this._indexingFolder !== null) {
       this._indexerLeaveFolder();
     }
 
     this._indexingGlodaFolder = GlodaDatastore._mapFolderID(aFolderID);
     this._indexingFolder = this._indexingGlodaFolder.getXPCOMFolder(
                              this._indexingGlodaFolder.kActivityIndexing);
 
-    // The processor utilization required to enter a folder is not our
-    //  fault; don't sample this.  We turn it back on once we are in the folder.
-    this.perfSampling = false;
-
     if (this._indexingFolder)
       this._log.debug("Entering folder: " + this._indexingFolder.URI);
 
     try {
       // The msf may need to be created or otherwise updated for local folders.
       // This may require yielding until such time as the msf has been created.
       try {
         if (this._indexingFolder instanceof Ci.nsIMsgLocalMailFolder) {
@@ -1062,18 +999,16 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
       }
       // we get an nsIMsgDatabase out of this (unsurprisingly) which
       //  explicitly inherits from nsIDBChangeAnnouncer, which has the
       //  AddListener call we want.
       if (this._indexingDatabase == null)
         this._indexingDatabase = this._indexingFolder.msgDatabase;
       if (aNeedIterator)
         this._indexerGetIterator();
-      // re-enable performance sampling; we're responsible for our actions again
-      this.perfSampling = true;
       this._indexingDatabase.AddListener(this._databaseAnnouncerListener);
     }
     catch (ex) {
       this._log.error("Problem entering folder: " +
                       (this._indexingFolder ?
                          this._indexingFolder.prettiestName : "unknown") +
                       ", skipping. Error was: " + ex.fileName + ":" +
                       ex.lineNumber + ": " + ex);
@@ -1099,18 +1034,16 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
    */
   _indexerCompletePendingFolderEntry:
       function gloda_indexer_indexerCompletePendingFolderEntry() {
     this._indexingDatabase = this._indexingFolder.msgDatabase;
     if (this._pendingFolderWantsIterator)
       this._indexerGetIterator();
     this._indexingDatabase.AddListener(this._databaseAnnouncerListener);
     this._log.debug("...Folder Loaded!");
-    // re-enable performance sampling; we're responsible for our actions again
-    this.perfSampling = true;
 
     // the load is no longer pending; we certainly don't want more notifications
     this._pendingFolderEntry = null;
     // indexerEnterFolder returned kWorkAsync, which means we need to notify
     //  the callback driver to get things going again.
     this.callbackDriver();
   },
 
@@ -1169,17 +1102,17 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
   _inCallback: false,
   _savedCallbackArgs: null,
   /**
    * The root work-driver.  callbackDriver creates workBatch generator instances
    *  (stored in _batch) which run until they are done (kWorkDone) or they
    *  (really the embedded _actualWorker) encounter something asynchronous.
    *  The convention is that all the callback handlers end up calling us,
    *  ensuring that control-flow properly resumes.  If the batch completes,
-   *  we re-schedule ourselves after a time delay (controlled by _indexInterval)
+   *  we re-schedule ourselves after a time delay (controlled by _INDEX_INTERVAL)
    *  and return.  (We use one-shot timers because repeating-slack does not
    *  know enough to deal with our (current) asynchronous nature.)
    */
   callbackDriver: function gloda_index_callbackDriver() {
     // just bail if we are shutdown
     if (this._indexerIsShutdown)
       return;
 
@@ -1232,22 +1165,20 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
         case this.kWorkDone:
           this._batch.close();
           this._batch = null;
           // (intentional fall-through to re-scheduling logic)
         // the batch wants to get re-scheduled, do so.
         case this.kWorkPause:
           if (this.indexing)
             this._timer.initWithCallback(this._wrapCallbackDriver,
-                                         this._indexInterval,
+                                         this._INDEX_INTERVAL,
                                          Ci.nsITimer.TYPE_ONE_SHOT);
           else { // it's important to indicate no more callbacks are in flight
             this._indexingActive = false;
-            // we're not indexing anymore, so we're not sampling anymore.
-            this.perfSampling = false;
           }
           break;
         case this.kWorkAsync:
           // there is nothing to do.  some other code is now responsible for
           //  calling us.
           break;
       }
     }
@@ -1312,47 +1243,74 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
       GlodaIndexer.callbackDriver();
     }
   },
   _workBatchData: undefined,
   /**
    * The workBatch generator handles a single 'batch' of processing, managing
    *  the database transaction and keeping track of "tokens".  It drives the
    *  _actualWorker generator which is doing the work.
-   * workBatch will only produce kWorkAsync and kWorkDone notifications.
-   *  If _actualWorker returns kWorkSync and there are still tokens available,
-   *  workBatch will keep driving _actualWorker until it encounters a
-   *  kWorkAsync (which workBatch will yield to callbackDriver), or it runs
-   *  out of tokens and yields a kWorkDone.
+   * workBatch will only produce kWorkAsync, kWorkPause, and kWorkDone
+   *  notifications.  If _actualWorker returns kWorkSync and there are still
+   *  tokens available, workBatch will keep driving _actualWorker until it
+   *  encounters a kWorkAsync (which workBatch will yield to callbackDriver), or
+   *  it runs out of tokens and yields a kWorkPause or kWorkDone.
    */
   workBatch: function gloda_index_workBatch() {
-    let commitTokens = this._indexCommitTokens;
-    GlodaDatastore._beginTransaction();
+
+    // Do we still have an open transaction? If not, start a new one.
+    if (!this._idleToCommit)
+      GlodaDatastore._beginTransaction();
+    else
+      // We'll manage commit ourself while this routine is active.
+      this._idleToCommit = false;
 
-    while (commitTokens > 0) {
-      // both explicit work activity points (sync + async) and transfer of
+    this._perfIndexStopwatch.start();
+    let batchCount;
+    let haveMoreWork = true;
+    let transactionToCommit = true;
+    let inIdle;
+
+    let notifyDecimator = 0;
+
+    while (haveMoreWork) {
+      // Both explicit work activity points (sync + async) and transfer of
       //  control return (via kWorkDone*) results in a token being eaten.  The
       //  idea now is to make tokens less precious so that the adaptive logic
       //  can adjust them with less impact.  (Before this change, doing 1
       //  token's work per cycle ended up being an entire non-idle time-slice's
       //  work.)
-      for (let tokensLeft = this._indexTokens; tokensLeft > 0;
-          tokensLeft--, commitTokens--) {
-        // we need to periodically force a GC to avoid excessive process size
-        //  and because nsAutoLock is a jerk on debug builds
-        // there is a constant in GlodaUtils that may need to be adjusted (and
-        //  potentially augmented with time-awareness) as token logic is
-        //  adjusted; or just for tuning purposes.
-        GlodaUtils.maybeGarbageCollect();
+      // During this loop we track the clock real-time used even though we
+      //  frequently yield to asynchronous operations.  These asynchronous
+      //  operations are either database queries or message streaming requests.
+      //  Both may involve disk I/O but no network I/O (since we only stream
+      //  messages that are already available offline), but in an ideal
+      //  situation will come from cache and so the work this function kicks off
+      //  will dominate.
+      // We do not use the CPU time to this end because...
+      //  1) Our timer granularity on linux is worse for CPU than for wall time.
+      //  2) That can fail to account for our I/O cost.
+      //  3) If something with a high priority / low latency need (like playing
+      //     a video) is fighting us, although using CPU time will accurately
+      //     express how much time we are actually spending to index, our goal
+      //     is to control the duration of our time slices, not be "right" about
+      //     the actual CPU cost.  In that case, if we attempted to take on more
+      //     work, we would likely interfere with the higher priority process or
+      //     make ourselves less responsive by drawing out the period of time we
+      //     are dominating the main thread.
+      this._perfIndexStopwatch.start();
+      batchCount = 0;
+      while (batchCount < this._indexTokens) {
 
         if ((this._callbackHandle.activeIterator === null) &&
             !this._hireJobWorker()) {
-          commitTokens = 0;
+          haveMoreWork = false;
           break;
         }
+        batchCount++;
 
         // XXX for performance, we may want to move the try outside the for loop
         //  with a quasi-redundant outer loop that shunts control back inside
         //  if we left the loop due to an exception (without consuming all the
         //  tokens.)
         try {
           switch (this._callbackHandle.activeIterator.send(this._workBatchData)) {
             case this.kWorkSync:
@@ -1362,17 +1320,19 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
               this._workBatchData = yield this.kWorkAsync;
               break;
             case this.kWorkDone:
               this._callbackHandle.pop();
               this._workBatchData = undefined;
               break;
             case this.kWorkDoneWithResult:
               this._workBatchData = this._callbackHandle.popWithResult();
-              continue;
+              break;
+            default:
+              break;
           }
         }
         catch (ex) {
           // Try and recover if the job is recoverable and the iterator that
           //  experienced the problem wasn't the job worker.  (If it was the
           //  job worker, we can't rely on its state to be intact.)
           if (this._curIndexingJob.recoverable > 0 &&
               this._callbackHandle.activeStack.length > 1) {
@@ -1397,32 +1357,120 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
             this._indexerLeaveFolder(true);
             this._curIndexingJob = null;
             // clear out our current generators and our related data
             this._callbackHandle.cleanup();
             this._workBatchData = undefined;
           }
         }
       }
+      this._perfIndexStopwatch.stop();
+
+      // We want to stop ASAP when leaving idle, so we can't rely on the
+      // standard polled callback. We do the polling ourselves.
+      if (this._idleService.idleTime < this._INDEX_IDLE_ADJUSTMENT_TIME) {
+        inIdle = false;
+        this._cpuTargetIndexTime = this._CPU_TARGET_INDEX_TIME_ACTIVE;
+      }
+      else {
+        inIdle = true;
+        this._cpuTargetIndexTime = this._CPU_TARGET_INDEX_TIME_IDLE;
+      }
 
       // take a breather by having the caller re-schedule us sometime in the
       //  future, but only if we're going to perform another loop iteration.
-      if (commitTokens > 0)
-        yield this.kWorkPause;
+      if (haveMoreWork) {
+        notifyDecimator = (notifyDecimator + 1) % 32;
+        if (!notifyDecimator)
+          this._notifyListeners();
+
+        for (let pauseCount = 0;
+             pauseCount < this._PAUSE_REPEAT_LIMIT;
+             pauseCount++) {
+          this._perfPauseStopwatch.start();
+
+          yield this.kWorkPause;
+
+          this._perfPauseStopwatch.stop();
+          // We repeat the pause if the pause was longer than
+          //  we expected, or if it used a significant amount
+          //  of cpu, either of which indicate significant other
+          //  activity.
+          if ((this._perfPauseStopwatch.cpuTimeSeconds * 1000 <
+               this._CPU_IS_BUSY_TIME) &&
+              (this._perfPauseStopwatch.realTimeSeconds * 1000 -
+               this._INDEX_INTERVAL < this._PAUSE_LATE_IS_BUSY_TIME))
+            break;
+        }
+      }
+      if (batchCount > 0) {
+        let totalTime = this._perfIndexStopwatch.realTimeSeconds * 1000;
+        let timePerToken = totalTime / batchCount;
+        // Damp the average time since it is a rough estimate only.
+        this._cpuAverageTimePerToken =
+          (totalTime +
+           this._CPU_AVERAGE_TIME_DAMPING * this._cpuAverageTimePerToken) /
+          (batchCount + this._CPU_AVERAGE_TIME_DAMPING);
+        // We use the larger of the recent or the average time per token, so
+        //  that we can respond quickly to slow down indexing if there
+        //  is a sudden increase in time per token.
+        let bestTimePerToken =
+            Math.max(timePerToken, this._cpuAverageTimePerToken);
+        // Always index at least one token!
+        this._indexTokens =
+            Math.max(1, this._cpuTargetIndexTime / bestTimePerToken);
+        // But no more than the a maximum limit, just for sanity's sake.
+        this._indexTokens = Math.min(this._CPU_MAX_TOKENS_PER_BATCH,
+                                     this._indexTokens);
+        this._indexTokens = Math.ceil(this._indexTokens);
+      }
+
+      // Should we try to commit now?
+      let elapsed = Date.now() - this._lastCommitTime;
+      // Commit tends to cause a brief UI pause, so we try to delay it (but not
+      //  forever) if the user is active. If we're done and idling, we'll also
+      //  commit, otherwise we'll let the idle callback do it.
+      let doCommit = transactionToCommit &&
+                      (elapsed > this._MAXIMUM_COMMIT_TIME) ||
+                      (inIdle && (elapsed > this._MINIMUM_COMMIT_TIME ||
+                                  !haveMoreWork));
+      if (doCommit) {
+        // XXX doing the dirty commit/check every time could be pretty expensive...
+        GlodaCollectionManager.cacheCommitDirty();
+        // Set up an async notification to happen after the commit completes so that
+        //  we can avoid the indexer doing something with the database that causes the
+        //  main thread to block against the completion of the commit (which can be
+        //  a while) on 1.9.1.
+        GlodaDatastore.runPostCommit(this._callbackHandle.wrappedCallback);
+        // kick off the commit
+        GlodaDatastore._commitTransaction();
+        yield this.kWorkAsync;
+        // Let's do the GC after the commit completes just so we can avoid having any
+        //  ugly interactions.
+        GlodaUtils.forceGarbageCollection(false);
+        this._lastCommitTime = Date.now();
+        // Restart the transaction if we still have work.
+        if (haveMoreWork)
+          GlodaDatastore._beginTransaction();
+        else
+          transactionToCommit = false;
+      }
     }
-    // XXX doing the dirty commit/check every time could be pretty expensive...
-    GlodaCollectionManager.cacheCommitDirty();
-    GlodaDatastore._commitTransaction();
 
     // try and get a job if we don't have one for the sake of the notification
     if (this.indexing && (this._actualWorker === null))
       this._hireJobWorker();
     else
       this._notifyListeners();
 
+    // If we still have a transaction to commit, tell idle to do the commit
+    //  when it gets around to it.
+    if (transactionToCommit)
+      this._idleToCommit = true;
+
     yield this.kWorkDone;
   },
 
   _otherIndexerWorkers: {},
   /**
    * Perform the initialization step and return a generator if there is any
    *  steady-state processing to be had.
    */
@@ -1431,18 +1479,16 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
       this._log.info("--- Done indexing, disabling timer renewal.");
 
       if (this._indexingFolder !== null) {
         this._indexerLeaveFolder(true);
       }
 
       this._curIndexingJob = null;
       this._indexingDesired = false;
-      // we're not indexing anymore, so we're not sampling anymore
-      this.perfSampling = false;
       this._indexingJobCount = 0;
       this._indexingJobGoal = 0;
       return false;
     }
 
     //this._log.debug("++ Pulling job from queue of size " +
     //                this._indexQueue.length);
     let job = this._curIndexingJob = this._indexQueue.shift();
@@ -1604,17 +1650,17 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
     if (!this.shouldIndexFolder(this._indexingFolder))
       yield this.kWorkDone;
 
     // Make sure listeners get notified about this job.
     this._notifyListeners();
 
     // there is of course a cost to all this header investigation even if we
     //  don't do something.  so we will yield with kWorkSync for every block.
-    const HEADER_CHECK_BLOCK_SIZE = 10;
+    const HEADER_CHECK_BLOCK_SIZE = 25;
 
     let isLocal = this._indexingFolder instanceof Ci.nsIMsgLocalMailFolder;
     // we can safely presume if we are here that this folder has been selected
     //  for offline processing...
 
     // Handle the filthy case.  A filthy folder may have misleading properties
     //  on the message that claim the message is indexed.  They are misleading
     //  because the database, for whatever reason, does not have the messages
@@ -1898,36 +1944,24 @@ var GlodaIndexer = {
     this._indexingJobGoal++;
     this.indexing = true;
   },
 
   /* *********** Event Processing *********** */
   observe: function gloda_indexer_observe(aSubject, aTopic, aData) {
     // idle
     if (aTopic == "idle") {
-      if (this.indexing)
-        this._log.debug("Detected idle, throttling up.");
-      // save off our adapted active values
-      this._indexInterval_whenActive = this._indexInterval;
-      this._indexTokens_whenActive = this._indexTokens;
-      // start using our idle values
-      this._indexInterval = this._indexInterval_whenIdle;
-      this._indexTokens = this._indexTokens_whenIdle;
-      this._cpuTarget = this._cpuTarget_whenIdle; // (don't need to save)
-    }
-    else if (aTopic == "back") {
-      if (this.indexing)
-        this._log.debug("Detected un-idle, throttling down.");
-      // save off our idle values
-      this._indexInterval_whenIdle = this._indexInterval;
-      this._indexTokens_whenIdle = this._indexTokens;
-      // start using our active values
-      this._indexInterval = this._indexInterval_whenActive;
-      this._indexTokens = this._indexTokens_whenActive;
-      this._cpuTarget = this._cpuTarget_whenActive; // (don't need to save)
+      // Do we need to commit an indexer transaction?
+      if (this._idleToCommit) {
+        this._idleToCommit = false;
+        GlodaCollectionManager.cacheCommitDirty();
+        GlodaDatastore._commitTransaction();
+        this._lastCommitTime = Date.now();
+        this._notifyListeners();
+      }
     }
     // offline status
     else if (aTopic == "network:offline-status-changed") {
       if (aData == "offline") {
         this.suppressIndexing = true;
       }
       else { // online
         this.suppressIndexing = false;
--- a/mailnews/db/gloda/modules/utils.js
+++ b/mailnews/db/gloda/modules/utils.js
@@ -1,16 +1,16 @@
 /* ***** BEGIN LICENSE BLOCK *****
  *   Version: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
  *
  * The contents of this file are subject to the Mozilla Public License Version
  * 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
  * the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
  * http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/
- * 
+ *
  * Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" basis,
  * WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License
  * for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the
  * License.
  *
  * The Original Code is Thunderbird Global Database.
  *
  * The Initial Developer of the Original Code is
@@ -27,17 +27,17 @@
  * in which case the provisions of the GPL or the LGPL are applicable instead
  * of those above. If you wish to allow use of your version of this file only
  * under the terms of either the GPL or the LGPL, and not to allow others to
  * use your version of this file under the terms of the MPL, indicate your
  * decision by deleting the provisions above and replace them with the notice
  * and other provisions required by the GPL or the LGPL. If you do not delete
  * the provisions above, a recipient may use your version of this file under
  * the terms of any one of the MPL, the GPL or the LGPL.
- * 
+ *
  * ***** END LICENSE BLOCK ***** */
 
 EXPORTED_SYMBOLS = ['GlodaUtils'];
 
 const Cc = Components.classes;
 const Ci = Components.interfaces;
 const Cr = Components.results;
 const Cu = Components.utils;
@@ -48,74 +48,74 @@ const Cu = Components.utils;
  */
 var GlodaUtils = {
   _mimeConverter: null,
   deMime: function gloda_utils_deMime(aString) {
     if (this._mimeConverter == null) {
       this._mimeConverter = Cc["@mozilla.org/messenger/mimeconverter;1"].
                             getService(Ci.nsIMimeConverter);
     }
-    
+
     return this._mimeConverter.decodeMimeHeader(aString, null, false, true);
   },
-  
+
   _headerParser: null,
-  
+
   /**
    * Parses an RFC 2822 list of e-mail addresses and returns an object with
    *  4 attributes, as described below.  We will use the example of the user
    *  passing an argument of '"Bob Smith" <bob@company.com>'.
-   *  
+   *
    * count: the number of addresses parsed. (ex: 1)
    * addresses: a list of e-mail addresses (ex: ["bob@company.com"])
    * names: a list of names (ex: ["Bob Smith"])
    * fullAddresses: aka the list of name and e-mail together (ex: ['"Bob Smith"
    *  <bob@company.com>']).
    *
-   * This method is a convenience wrapper around nsIMsgHeaderParser. 
+   * This method is a convenience wrapper around nsIMsgHeaderParser.
    */
   parseMailAddresses: function gloda_utils_parseMailAddresses(aMailAddresses) {
     if (this._headerParser == null) {
       this._headerParser = Cc["@mozilla.org/messenger/headerparser;1"].
                            getService(Ci.nsIMsgHeaderParser);
     }
     let addresses = {}, names = {}, fullAddresses = {};
     this._headerParser.parseHeadersWithArray(aMailAddresses, addresses,
                                              names, fullAddresses);
     return {names: names.value, addresses: addresses.value,
             fullAddresses: fullAddresses.value,
-            count: names.value.length}; 
+            count: names.value.length};
   },
-  
+
   /**
    * MD5 hash a string and return the hex-string result. Impl from nsICryptoHash
    *  docs.
    */
   md5HashString: function gloda_utils_md5hash(aString) {
     let converter = Cc["@mozilla.org/intl/scriptableunicodeconverter"].
                     createInstance(Ci.nsIScriptableUnicodeConverter);
     let trash = {};
     converter.charset = "UTF-8";
     let data = converter.convertToByteArray(aString, trash);
 
     let hasher = Cc['@mozilla.org/security/hash;1'].
                  createInstance(Ci.nsICryptoHash);
     hasher.init(Ci.nsICryptoHash.MD5);
     hasher.update(data, data.length);
     let hash = hasher.finish(false);
-    
+
      // return the two-digit hexadecimal code for a byte
     function toHexString(charCode) {
       return ("0" + charCode.toString(16)).slice(-2);
     }
 
     // convert the binary hash data to a hex string.
     return [toHexString(hash.charCodeAt(i)) for (i in hash)].join("");
   },
-  
+
   getCardForEmail: function gloda_utils_getCardForEmail(aAddress) {
     // search through all of our local address books looking for a match.
     let enumerator = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/abmanager;1"]
                                .getService(Ci.nsIAbManager)
                                .directories;
     let cardForEmailAddress;
     let addrbook;
     while (!cardForEmailAddress && enumerator.hasMoreElements())
@@ -126,77 +126,56 @@ var GlodaUtils = {
         cardForEmailAddress = addrbook.cardForEmailAddress(aAddress);
         if (cardForEmailAddress)
           return cardForEmailAddress;
       } catch (ex) {}
     }
 
     return null;
   },
-  
+
   /* from mailTestUtils.js, but whittled for our purposes... */
   loadFileToString: function(aFile) {
     let fstream = Cc["@mozilla.org/network/file-input-stream;1"]
                     .createInstance(Ci.nsIFileInputStream);
     fstream.init(aFile, -1, 0, 0);
-    
+
     let sstream = Cc["@mozilla.org/scriptableinputstream;1"]
                     .createInstance(Ci.nsIScriptableInputStream);
     sstream.init(fstream);
 
     let data = "";
     let str = sstream.read(4096);
     while (str.length > 0) {
       data += str;
       str = sstream.read(4096);
     }
 
     sstream.close();
     fstream.close();
 
     return data;
   },
-  
+
   /**
    * Force a garbage-collection sweep.  Gloda has to force garbage collection
    *  periodically because XPConnect's XPCJSRuntime::DeferredRelease mechanism
    *  can end up holding onto a ridiculously high number of XPConnect objects in
    *  between normal garbage collections.  This has mainly posed a problem
-   *  because nsAutolock is a jerk in DEBUG builds, but in theory this also
-   *  helps us even out our memory usage.
+   *  because nsAutolock is a jerk in DEBUG builds in 1.9.1, but in theory this
+   *  also helps us even out our memory usage.
    * We also are starting to do this more to try and keep the garbage collection
    *  durations acceptable.  We intentionally avoid triggering the cycle
    *  collector in those cases, as we do presume a non-trivial fixed cost for
    *  cycle collection.  (And really all we want is XPConnect to not be a jerk.)
    * This method exists mainly to centralize our GC activities and because if
    *  we do start involving the cycle collector, that is a non-trivial block of
    *  code to copy-and-paste all over the place (at least in a module).
-   * 
+   *
    * @param aCycleCollecting Do we need the cycle collector to run?  Currently
    *     unused / unimplemented, but we would use
    *     nsIDOMWindowUtils.garbageCollect() to do so.
    */
   forceGarbageCollection:
     function gloda_utils_garbageCollection(aCycleCollecting) {
     Cu.forceGC();
-  },
-  
-  _forceGCCounter: 0,
-  /**
-   * The question of when we should actually force the garbage collection is
-   *  tricky.  Right now, our only caller is from the indexer, and the indexer
-   *  issues its calls based on token consumption, which is already a fairly
-   *  nebulous sort of thing.  On the upside, tokens do correlate with
-   *  XPConnect activity fairly well, although just how much does vary a bit.
-   */
-  FORCE_GC_THRESHOLD: 64,
-  /**
-   * Along the lines of forceGarbageCollection, allow code to hint that it is
-   *  doing a fair bit of garbage generation as it relates to XPConnect and that
-   *  we should note it and consider garbage collecting.
-   */
-  maybeGarbageCollect: function gloda_utils_maybeGarbageCollect() {
-    if (++this._forceGCCounter >= this.FORCE_GC_THRESHOLD) {
-      GlodaUtils.forceGarbageCollection(false);
-      this._forceGCCounter = 0;
-    }
   }
 };
--- a/mailnews/db/gloda/test/unit/resources/glodaTestHelper.js
+++ b/mailnews/db/gloda/test/unit/resources/glodaTestHelper.js
@@ -242,19 +242,36 @@ function imsInit() {
 
     Gloda.addIndexerListener(messageIndexerListener.onIndexNotification);
     ims.catchAllCollection = Gloda._wildcardCollection(Gloda.NOUN_MESSAGE);
     ims.catchAllCollection.listener = messageCollectionListener;
 
     // Make the indexer be more verbose about indexing for us...
     GlodaIndexer._unitTestSuperVerbose = true;
     // The indexer doesn't need to worry about load; zero his rescheduling time.
-    GlodaIndexer._indexInterval = 0;
-    // And it doesn't need to adjust its performance, either.
-    GlodaIndexer._PERF_SAMPLE_RATE_MS = 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000;
+    GlodaIndexer._INDEX_INTERVAL = 0;
+
+    let realIdleService = GlodaIndexer._idleService;
+    // pretend we are always idle
+    GlodaIndexer._idleService = {
+      idleTime: 1000,
+      addIdleObserver: function() {
+        realIdleService.addIdleObserver.apply(realIdleService, arguments);
+      },
+      removeIdleObserver: function() {
+        realIdleService.removeIdleObserver.apply(realIdleService, arguments);
+      }
+    };
+
+    // Lobotomize the adaptive indexer
+    GlodaIndexer._cpuTargetIndexTime = 10000;
+    GlodaIndexer._CPU_TARGET_INDEX_TIME_ACTIVE = 10000;
+    GlodaIndexer._CPU_TARGET_INDEX_TIME_IDLE = 10000;
+    GlodaIndexer._CPU_IS_BUSY_TIME = 10000;
+    GlodaIndexer._PAUSE_LATE_IS_BUSY_TIME = 10000;
 
     if (ims.injectMechanism == INJECT_FAKE_SERVER) {
       // set up POP3 fakeserver to feed things in...
       [ims.daemon, ims.server] = setupServerDaemon();
       // (this will call loadLocalMailAccount())
       ims.incomingServer = createPop3ServerAndLocalFolders();
 
       ims.pop3Service = Cc["@mozilla.org/messenger/popservice;1"]
@@ -1025,17 +1042,17 @@ function next_test() {
   }
 
   _next_test_currently_in_test = true;
   try {
     glodaHelperIterator.next();
   }
   catch (ex) {
     dumpExc(ex);
-    do_throw("Caught an exception during execution of next_test: " + ex);
+    do_throw("Caught an exception during execution of next_test: " + ex + ": " + ex.stack);
   }
   _next_test_currently_in_test = false;
 }
 
 DEFAULT_LONGEST_TEST_RUN_CONCEIVABLE_SECS = 180;
 
 /**
  * Purely decorative function to help explain to people reading lists of tests
--- a/mailnews/db/gloda/test/unit/test_index_adaptive.js
+++ b/mailnews/db/gloda/test/unit/test_index_adaptive.js
@@ -1,13 +1,13 @@
 /*
  * Test our adaptive indexing logic; the thing that tries to adjust our
  *  indexing constants based on perceived processor utilization.  We fake all
  *  the load stuff, of course.
- * 
+ *
  * Out of necessity, this test knows about the internals of the adaptive
  *  indexing logic.
  */
 
 load("resources/glodaTestHelper.js");
 load("resources/mockIndexer.js");
 load("resources/mockTimer.js");
 
@@ -23,213 +23,208 @@ var FakeStopwatch = {
     this.running = false;
     dump("stopwatch stopped\n");
   },
   // just always claim we're 2 seconds...
   realTimeSeconds: 2.0,
   cpuTimeSeconds: 0.0,
   /* mock support */
   running: false,
-  
+
   tooMuch: function() {
     this.cpuTimeSeconds = this.realTimeSeconds;
   },
   tooLittle: function() {
     this.cpuTimeSeconds = 0.0;
   },
   justRight: function() {
     this.cpuTimeSeconds = this.realTimeSeconds * GlodaIndexer._cpuTarget - 0.05;
   }
 };
 
-// hack in our stopwatch
-GlodaIndexer._perfStopwatch = FakeStopwatch;
-// hack in a timer for the stopwatch control
-var perfTimer = new MockTimer(GlodaIndexer, "_perfTimer");
-
 /* ===== Helpers ===== */
 function fireCleanStabilizeAverage() {
   GlodaIndexer._perfSamples = [];
   for (let iFire = 0; iFire < GlodaIndexer._perfSamplePointCount; iFire++)
     perfTimer.fireNow();
 }
 
 /* ===== Tests ===== */
 
 function test_sample_when_you_should() {
   // imsInit clobbered this, put it back.
   GlodaIndexer._indexInterval = GlodaIndexer._indexInterval_whenActive;
-  
+
   do_check_false(FakeStopwatch.running);
   do_check_false(perfTimer.active);
-  
+
   MockIndexer.indexForever();
-  
+
   do_check_true(FakeStopwatch.running);
   do_check_true(perfTimer.active);
-  
+
   next_test();
 }
 
 function test_throttle_up() {
   let preTokens = GlodaIndexer._indexTokens;
   let preInterval =  GlodaIndexer._indexInterval;
-  
+
   FakeStopwatch.tooLittle();
   // fire one too few times, verify that nothing happens for those pre-firing
   //  times... (this only matters for the first time we sample per the sampler
   //  being active...)
   for (let iFire = 1; iFire < GlodaIndexer._perfSamplePointCount; iFire++) {
     perfTimer.fireNow();
     do_check_eq(preTokens, GlodaIndexer._indexTokens);
     do_check_eq(preInterval, GlodaIndexer._indexInterval);
   }
   // now fire with some actual effect
   perfTimer.fireNow();
-  
+
   // make sure everything went in the right direction
   do_check_true(preTokens <= GlodaIndexer._indexTokens);
   do_check_true(preInterval >= GlodaIndexer._indexInterval);
   // make sure something actually happened
   do_check_true(((GlodaIndexer._indexTokens - preTokens) > 0) ||
                 ((preInterval - GlodaIndexer._indexInterval) > 0));
-                
+
   next_test();
 }
 
 function test_throttle_down() {
   let preTokens = GlodaIndexer._indexTokens;
   let preInterval =  GlodaIndexer._indexInterval;
 
   FakeStopwatch.tooMuch();
   fireCleanStabilizeAverage();
 
   // make sure everything went in the right direction
   do_check_true(preTokens >= GlodaIndexer._indexTokens);
   do_check_true(preInterval <= GlodaIndexer._indexInterval);
   // make sure something actually happened
   do_check_true(((GlodaIndexer._indexTokens - preTokens) < 0) ||
                 ((preInterval - GlodaIndexer._indexInterval) < 0));
-  
+
   next_test();
 }
 
 function test_nop_on_stable() {
 
   let preTokens = GlodaIndexer._indexTokens;
   let preInterval =  GlodaIndexer._indexInterval;
 
   FakeStopwatch.justRight();
   fireCleanStabilizeAverage();
 
   // make sure nothing happened
   do_check_eq(preTokens, GlodaIndexer._indexTokens);
   do_check_eq(preInterval, GlodaIndexer._indexInterval);
-  
+
   next_test();
 }
 
 var MAX_STEPS_TO_CAPS = 100;
 
 function test_cap_slowest() {
   FakeStopwatch.tooMuch();
 
   GlodaIndexer._perfSamples = [];
-  
+
   let lastTokens = GlodaIndexer._indexTokens;
   let lastInterval =  GlodaIndexer._indexInterval;
   for (let steps = MAX_STEPS_TO_CAPS; steps; steps--) {
     perfTimer.fireNow();
-    
+
     // make sure we're always moving in the right directions
     do_check_true(lastTokens >= GlodaIndexer._indexTokens);
     do_check_true(lastInterval <= GlodaIndexer._indexInterval);
     lastTokens = GlodaIndexer._indexTokens;
     lastInterval = GlodaIndexer._indexInterval;
-    
+
     // make sure we never go above the cap
     do_check_true(GlodaIndexer._indexInterval <=
                   GlodaIndexer._MAX_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS);
-    // if we have hit the cap, give it a few more spins 
+    // if we have hit the cap, give it a few more spins
     if (GlodaIndexer._indexInterval == GlodaIndexer._MAX_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS &&
         steps > 5)
       steps = 5;
   }
   // make sure we actual did hit the cap
   do_check_eq(GlodaIndexer._indexInterval, GlodaIndexer._MAX_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS);
-  
+
   next_test();
 }
 
 function test_cap_fastest() {
   FakeStopwatch.tooLittle();
-  
+
   GlodaIndexer._perfSamples = [];
-  
+
   let lastTokens = GlodaIndexer._indexTokens;
   let lastInterval =  GlodaIndexer._indexInterval;
   for (let steps = MAX_STEPS_TO_CAPS; steps; steps--) {
     perfTimer.fireNow();
-    
+
     // make sure we're always moving in the right directions
     do_check_true(lastTokens <= GlodaIndexer._indexTokens);
     do_check_true(lastInterval >= GlodaIndexer._indexInterval);
     lastTokens = GlodaIndexer._indexTokens;
     lastInterval = GlodaIndexer._indexInterval;
-    
+
     // make sure we never go below the cap
     do_check_true(GlodaIndexer._indexInterval >=
                   GlodaIndexer._MIN_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS);
-    // if we have hit the cap, give it a few more spins 
+    // if we have hit the cap, give it a few more spins
     if (GlodaIndexer._indexInterval == GlodaIndexer._MIN_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS &&
         steps > 5)
       steps = 5;
   }
   // make sure we actual did hit the cap
   do_check_eq(GlodaIndexer._indexInterval, GlodaIndexer._MIN_TIMER_INTERVAL_MS);
-  
+
   next_test();
 }
 
 function test_idle() {
   let activeTokens = GlodaIndexer._indexTokens;
   let activeInterval =  GlodaIndexer._indexInterval;
-  
+
   // go idle, make sure we switch to the right set of constants
   GlodaIndexer.observe(null, "idle", null);
   do_check_eq(GlodaIndexer._cpuTarget, GlodaIndexer._cpuTarget_whenIdle);
   do_check_eq(GlodaIndexer._indexInterval,
               GlodaIndexer._indexInterval_whenIdle);
   do_check_eq(GlodaIndexer._indexTokens, GlodaIndexer._indexTokens_whenIdle);
-  
+
   // go active, make sure we switch back
   GlodaIndexer.observe(null, "back", null);
   do_check_eq(GlodaIndexer._cpuTarget, GlodaIndexer._cpuTarget_whenActive);
   do_check_eq(GlodaIndexer._indexInterval,
               GlodaIndexer._indexInterval_whenActive);
   do_check_eq(GlodaIndexer._indexTokens, GlodaIndexer._indexTokens_whenActive);
-  
+
   // also make sure that what we switched to was what we were using before idle
   //  happened...
   do_check_eq(activeTokens, GlodaIndexer._indexTokens);
   do_check_eq(activeInterval, GlodaIndexer._indexInterval);
-  
+
   next_test();
 }
 
 function test_stop_sampling_when_done() {
   do_check_true(FakeStopwatch.running);
 
   runOnIndexingComplete(function() {
     do_check_false(FakeStopwatch.running);
     do_check_false(perfTimer.active);
-  
+
     next_test();
   });
-  
+
   MockIndexer.stopIndexingForever();
 }
 
 /* ===== Driver ====== */
 
 var tests = [
   test_sample_when_you_should,
   test_throttle_up,
@@ -237,10 +232,18 @@ var tests = [
   test_nop_on_stable,
   test_cap_slowest,
   test_cap_fastest,
   test_idle,
   test_stop_sampling_when_done
 ];
 
 function run_test() {
+  // XXX we are not yet updated for the new type of adaptive indexer :(
+  return true;
+
+  // hack in our stopwatch
+  GlodaIndexer._perfStopwatch = FakeStopwatch;
+  // hack in a timer for the stopwatch control
+  var perfTimer = new MockTimer(GlodaIndexer, "_perfTimer");
+
   glodaHelperRunTests(tests);
 }