Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 503253
gvfsd-http randomly stops responding to requests
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:40:29 EST
When using rhythmbox, I am attempting to download a series of podcasts. This relies upon gvfsd-http at the backend, which is running but seems to be refusing to accept new requests. I haven't dug much further (no strace yet) but it works if I kick it and let it respawn. Seems to also be related to changing network conditions. I haven't looked out of sheer fear it's secretly using NM to see if I'm online or something. Bug created to find out what information you need.
This would be difficult to debug. Firstly, neither gvfs or its backends use Network Manager, you'd just get an error message if network is unreachable.
Would be great to watch dmesg for segfaults and grab a stacktrace when the backend becomes unresponsive.
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