Bug 486521 - baobab stops scanning folder when a file/folder cannot be stated
baobab stops scanning folder when a file/folder cannot be stated
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-utils (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-19 23:52 EST by York Possemiers
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:58 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:58:55 EST
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Description York Possemiers 2009-02-19 23:52:26 EST
Description of problem:

My hypothesis is that it is the failure to stat a directory (or possibly file) will cause the scan of the parent directory to fail

Using the root account to scan a home folder, the following error occurs:
** (baobab:8713): WARNING **: error in dir /home/user: Error stating file '/home/user/.gvfs': Permission denied
causes baobab to not scan the remainder of the directory, ie /home/user/
This only occurs when said user is logged in and even when the option to scan the gvfs-fuse-daemon is turned off.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
About dialog shows Baobab 2.24.1

How reproducible:
Always (in my case)
I suppose if the .gvfs folder is scanned last, everything will be scanned then.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure the home directory is populated (non-hidden especially)
2. Ensure that a user is logged in and is mounting (or poised to) something that uses the gvfs-fuse-daemon (eg. ntfs disks)
3. Open a terminal as root and execute baobab
4. Scan the home directory of the active user
5. Confirm the completeness of the scan

Actual results:
Incomplete directory scan

Expected results:
Skip the unreadable folder and scan the remaining contents

Additional info:

Given that I was unable to do a graphical login into root, in order to avoid the fuse daemon being active, I ssh'd (with X forwarding) into the root account after logging out as the user, in order to test that it was not something else stopping the directory scan. The directory scan completed successfully when the user was not logged in.

Also, this is the first bug I have written and hope it is complete and actually reproducible. Having finite resources and time means that I was unable to comprehensively test this bug. Only a quick search for this bug was undertaken, so I apologise if this is a clone.
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