Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131344
Large file transfer to laptop slows then hangs system
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:48 EST
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Description of problem:
Fedora Core 2 2.6.8-1.521 on i686 IBM T30 Laptop
When using gftp and transfering large files off my internal FTP server
(1GB image file) the laptop harddrive will start to thrash and the
system becomes unusable, it slows to a near stop... There is lots of
lots of HD activity but extreemly slow responce from any applications.
This makes the OS unusable and I am unable to shut down the system
clean, only solutio is to power off.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start gftp from terminal
2.connect to local ftp server over local wifi (default orinoco drivers)
3.start transfer of 1Gb file
4. Try to use system...
Actual Results: System became unusable, mass amonts of HD thrashing
and had to power off
Expected Results: would expect performande reduction but still
usability of OS
I have also tried this with command line ftp and connection to a
windows smb share. Every large file causes the same issue, this is
not specific to gftp. The transfer is going through an onboard prism
wifi card, (Prism 2.5 Wavelan Chipset).
I have recently done a new build on the system and still get this issue.
I will try through a wired nic on the same computer and report the
OK tried this with the Lan Port instead of the wireless card, no issue
found at all. So this seem to be only related when transfedrring
files via the wifi card.
What kernel driver does that Prism 2.5 use?
This is the drivers that is shipped with Fedora Core 2, please let me
know if you want additional info, apologies but i have only been
using linux a short time. Let me know if you need any info or if you
would like me to run any commands.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Closing per lack of response. Note that FC1 and FC2 are no longer
supported even by Fedora Legacy. Please install a still supported
version and retest. If this still occurs on FC3 or FC4 and is a
security issue, please assign to that version and Fedora Legacy. If it still
occurs on FC5 or FC6, please reopen and assign to the correct version.