Bug 430450 - Nautilus deadlocks (while browsing a folder)
Nautilus deadlocks (while browsing a folder)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-27 23:50 EST by Davide Repetto
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:32 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:52:01 EST
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Description Davide Repetto 2008-01-27 23:50:36 EST
Description of problem:
nautilus deadlocks while opening a (specific) folder.

Apparently only some arrangements of files trigger the bug.
The problem disappears if you change (aka rename, add
or delete) something and it comes back when you re-rename it or
if you just create a file with the same name.

The problem seems to be very nautilus specific and filesystem
Accessing the same folder other than with nautilus works fine.
I noticed that the problem moves along with the folder. Anywhere.
Even on another computer or on a samba mount. 

It is not a regression. The bug's been there since at least FC5.

Version-Release number of selected component:
nautilus up to 2.20.0-6.fc8

How reproducible:
It is difficult. The bug happens only with specific combinations
of filenames.
Once found, the right combination consistently triggers the bug.

I've located a folder with such a combination and I'll try and keep
it untouched for a while, but please let me know ASAP if you need it.

This is why I labeled the bug as urgent - Sorry if it is inappropriate.

Steps to Reproduce:
Open a folder with a content that triggers the bug

Actual results:
The folder window opens and shows icons correctly.
Nautilus locks and eats 100% of the CPU.
You have to kill nautilus to unlock it.
Comment 1 Tomáš Bžatek 2008-02-21 10:29:48 EST
Could you please provide the sample structure in order to reproduce the bug
locally? It would help us a lot.

Regarding the lock and 100% cpu usage - similar behaviour was reported as
another bug:
 --> please test the updated nautilus-2.20.0-8.fc8 build, you should see
immediate crash instead of deadlock
Comment 2 Davide Repetto 2008-02-21 18:38:43 EST
Unfortunately I had to change the content of the disk and I can't easily 
trigger the bug anymore.
Though I'm sending you some info in private, to help you repoduce it yourself.
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