Nautilus on a Cyrix MediaGX.
Originally I thought Nautilus was just using too much memory but when I
compared to another box this was obviously not the problem. In fact I was
seeing nautilus expand to fill ram then die
Removing a symlink to itself in my home dir (the dir I was opening a window
view of) fixed the problem
xxx symlinked to xxx
You put that xxx->xxx link there just to break things didn't you. ;-)
No doubt a pretty easy bug to fix, just slap a limit on symlink-chasing.
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62494,
Putting an foo->foo link in a random directory did not cause this problem.
It must be triggered if the link is in your home dir, or maybe if a dir gets
lots of change notifications, or the like...
I also don't get it when putting a link in a random directory. Making it on the
desktop triggers it though.
I think I found the problem in gnome-vfs, fix in the works.
gnome-vfs 1.0.1-18 resolves the problem for me.