Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443363
Lots of sleeping gvfsd-trash processes
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:32:27 EST
Description of problem:
I'm seeing lots of sleeping gvfsd-trash processes; more than 70 at the moment.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
What were you doing when this happened ? Is it reproducible ?
I had one other report of this, but I haven't ever seen it myself.
What was I doing? Nothing in particular that I'm aware of. As far as I can tell,
this is a "normal" state of affairs. That is, I can bring up the process viewer
right now and observe a similar number of gvfsd-trash processes. (I don't know
if I've restarted this machine since filing this bug; but I'm sure I've logged
out and back in.)
So assuming this "just happens" on my machine, is there anything in particular
you'd like me to check?
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
On systems where there are many automounted directories (like those in a reasonble-size enterprise), gvfs-trash is producing hundreds of running copies and clobbering the machine. The machine nearly shuts down because you end up with hundreds of suspednded processes (on my box, load was 900!).
This bug was found and fixed in Unbutu, see
They report the patch was sent upstream, see:
That patch looks different in detail but similar in intent.
Given that this problem hangs boxes:
1. can the priority be raised to high?
2. can the upstream fix be propagated down?
Created attachment 330438 [details]
patch from bugzilla.gnome.org
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