Bug 188966 - Genereal SFTP badness
Summary: Genereal SFTP badness
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-vfs2
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Keywords: Reopened
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-04-13 23:24 UTC by Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:47:12 UTC

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Description Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2006-04-13 23:24:24 UTC
Description of problem:
Nautilus'es SFTP support works. At least untill you leave it alone for, say, two

Then it starts consuming 100% cpu (single thread, does not use more than one
CPU) untill killed (altough i have seen the problem go away by itself). Also,
trying to access another folder etc. just gives a "not a registered filetype"
and a "blank paper" icon.

Another problem is that i can't set permissions trough sftp, making me have to
ssh in after transfering the files to do "chmod 755 -R *" on my www_docs folder...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a sftp connection. Solaris or Linux host doesn't matter.
2. Copy a few files back and forth
3. Do something else. Just leave the nautilus window open
4. Notice your hear gets blown back by the cpu fan, and you can't hear what
people are trying to say because of the noice
5. Notice cpu is running on 100% usage
6. Notice nautilus is the culprit in "top"
7. Notice that your sftp connection hangs
8. "killall nautilus". nautilus restarts automatically. Everything is back to
normal (but sftp window and other windows in other folders closed). Get an
unwanted "home folder" window trown up at you.
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
I know there are several more bugs with sftp&nautilus, such as:

Comment 1 John Thacker 2006-04-27 21:55:05 UTC
Can you test this with the new gnome-vfs2-2.14.1-1.fc5.2 update which 
was just released?  It has some fixes to improve sftp performance.

Comment 2 John Thacker 2006-05-23 19:09:31 UTC
Closing due to lack of response.  The other bugs mentioned in the bug report
are still open, but I can't confirm the separate bug mentioned here, if there
is one.  (The one about being unable to set permissions is more of a feature
request than a bug, and more appropriate for upstream.)

Comment 3 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2006-05-30 20:01:11 UTC
Hello, sorry that i was slow to respond. It works better now, i think the thing
was this bug messing up with nautilus (making the connection hang at random -
but why should this crash nautilus and make it run on 100% cpu?):

After replacing the network card, it works.

But i still can't change permissions on files using sftp - is this a protocol
limit, or an implementation limit?

Comment 4 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2006-05-30 20:07:41 UTC
Just transfered some files over SFTP (which now worked quite well, except *all*
of nautilus was quite unresponsive during transfer, including the desktop...
This is a mere 250 kilobit upload speed...), and now nautilus is running at 100%
CPU usage. It never crashed, the files went up, and i don't think i am going to
get a mail from my uni's "idle job killer" system (if i do get it, and it seems
related to nautilus, ill say so here - it just takes 5 hours or something like

*killall nautilus*

Comment 5 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2006-05-31 06:13:58 UTC
I just got a mail from the "idle job killer" - a ssh process was left running on
the host machine.

Comment 6 Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2006-05-31 06:15:51 UTC
Erm... ssh was supposed to be sshd. An sshd process was left running.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:38:13 UTC
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:47:10 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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