Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102850
Nautilus Hangs when Opening Automounted /home
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:57 EST
Description of problem:
Nautilus appears to cause massive automounting on some automounted /home
directories. Not all automounts succeed, so nautilus freezes. Problem is
inconsistent (maybe a background thread that's looking at $CWD/..?). Never
noticed this particular issue with previous versions of Nautilus.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Somewhat (I don't get it every time)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use automounter to mount /home.
2. Have some /home mounts unmountable.
3. Browse /home or /home/user
Nautilus hangs. Throbber keeps going, but the window itself is unresponsive.
Nautilus probably shouldn't be causing such massive am activity, and should
probably multithread to avoid deadlocks.
Strange. browsing /home/user shouldn't do anything like that.
/home is a bit different though, nautilus does a filecount on directories it is
showing. However, there is some code to handle automounted directories i think.
If you strace this, does it try to read /home/.hidden all the time?
No comments from reporter, no other similar bugreports. Closing.