Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57960
Nautilus is very slow when smb:// browsing large SMB Domains
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Nautilus is slow and sometimes hangs when carrying out an SMB 'Network
Neighbourhood' browse on a large network. Starting from the initial smb://
in Nautilus it picks up the domains, but attempts to browse servers on the
domain (there are > 900) are very slow (> 10 minutes to show a complete list).
There does seem to be any reported messages or resource problems
I've used gnomba-0.6.2-4 from 7.1 Powertools which is able to browse ok and
in an acceptable time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
3.Choose Domain (in this case, one with 900+ items in browse list)
4. System will hangs or be very slow
Actual Results: Nautilus hung
Expected Results: Complete browse list provided, with navigation onto
individual shares on specifc servers
I'm workin on a rewrite of the smb support that is a lot faster. It's not quite
done yet though.
Hopefully it will partly fix this issue, but the problem might be that nautilus
tries to recurse into all subdirs, which is very slow when each directory is a
separate smb server.
Can you try 0.2.0-1 in RAWHIDE. It should be a lot faster, but may still recurse
into the subdirs.
I expect gnome-vfs2-extras 0.99.10 (in rawhide) to be very fast when browsing
this domain. Reopen this bug if its not.
Has this been fixed with an update to 0.99.10?
It definitely works faster in Fedora Core 1 than in Red Hat Linux 7.2
Malcolm, can this bug be closed CURRENTRELEASE?
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