Bug 198026 - Ineffective file writing in latest nautilus
Ineffective file writing in latest nautilus
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Reported: 2006-07-08 02:25 EDT by The Source
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-22 09:28:52 EDT
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Description The Source 2006-07-08 02:25:20 EDT
Description of problem:
When I use Copy/Paste command, the writing process is VERY ineffective. Just try
to write large file ti ntfs volume to see what I mean (you need ntfsprogs from
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How reproducible:
Frequently when writing files larger 1M to ntfs volumes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.make sure you have lates ntfsprogs (www.linux-ntfs.org)
2.mount ntfs volume with it.
3.try to copy large file to this volume
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ntfsprogs developers confirm that this is known nautilus bug. You are very well
advesed to fix it
Comment 1 The Source 2006-07-09 23:51:50 EDT
Note that this happens not in all folders. To some folders you can copy normally
and to other ones - buggy
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2006-08-22 09:14:48 EDT
Is it only slow on ntfs? Is it copies from other filesystems to ntfs, or ntfs to

Exactly what did the ntfs developers say. We use the same writing code on all
filesystems, it shouldn't be slower on some only.
Comment 3 The Source 2006-08-22 09:21:38 EDT
Here's part of dialog with ntfsprogs developers:
The Source

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:58 pm    Post subject: Writing is slow 	Reply
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I use ntfsprogs to mount and use my ntfs volumes. It allows me to write to ntfs
but on very low speed. What is the problem? Should I set some options to
ntfsmount to fix this?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:17 pm    Post subject: console and nautilus 
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If I use cp command, then writing is fast, but if I use Copy/Paste by nautilus
then it is very slow
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: nautilus bug 	Reply with quote
Looks like it is nautilus incompatibility
Writing in any other way is fast
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:39 pm    Post subject: Writing is slow 	Reply
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On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Anonymous wrote:

Looks like it is nautilus incompatibility

Yes, it's known nautilus is very inefficent. Try to upgrade your distro
(which is actually what?), perhaps they fixed it already. If not then
please report to them. Thanks.
Comment 4 Alexander Larsson 2006-08-22 09:28:52 EDT
Not very detailed. We use standard read write calls to copy files. I'm not sure
how that could work fine on all filesystems except ntfs (especially how it can
work on some folders and not others!).

Anyway, we (==redhat) don't support ntfs, neither do i have any ntfs filesystems
to test on, so I can't really do much about this right now.

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