Atom + webpack = epic slowness. How to fix?


#1

Quick question after fruitless googling. My atom slowed down measurably after starting to run webpack in my project directory. Mainly experienced as 3-5 second hang when (i) saving a modified file, (ii) switching to a file tab and clicking the cursor somewhere in the file. Its annoying enough to make Atom close to unusable as an editor. Have tried (i) disabling almost everything I can that I don’t need, (ii) adding an .atomignore for webpack bundled javascript and source maps, (iii) restarting Atom and rebooting computer. Have others noticed this and are there other suggested tips for removing the lag?


#2

Can you share what operating system and version of Atom you’re running (atom -v)? And as a first debugging step, do you see the same issue in safe mode (atom --safe)?


#3

Did you have any webpack output files open?