Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188966
Genereal SFTP badness
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:28:07 EST
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):
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.
I know there are several more bugs with sftp&nautilus, such as:
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.
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.)
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?
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
I just got a mail from the "idle job killer" - a ssh process was left running on
the host machine.
Erm... ssh was supposed to be sshd. An sshd process was left running.
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