Bug 810081 - Large file transfers in nautilus cause UI to be unresponsive
Large file transfers in nautilus cause UI to be unresponsive
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-05 01:51 EDT by Timothy Schmidt
Modified: 2015-03-03 18:04 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Timothy Schmidt 2012-04-05 01:51:41 EDT
Description of problem:

Large file transfers in nautilus cause other applications on the same machine to become unresponsive due to block IO starvation.  For Firefox, this means several minutes of appearing frozen between each minute of interactivity.  This is particularly noticeable when writing large amounts of data (several GB) to a USB device, however, I experience this behavior with eSATA drives as well.  ionice'ing nautilus to batch priority makes the computer usable again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Nautilus 3.2.1 on Fedora 16

How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open firefox
2. start a large file transfer between two drives in nautilus
3. try to use firefox.
Actual results:

Applications are not responsive

Expected results:

Nautilus should default to batch priority for file transfers.
Applications are then responsive, albeit somewhat sluggish.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tomáš Bžatek 2012-04-05 04:49:19 EDT
This looks like a kernel issue, certainly not Nautilus. Please see bug 721127 for example.
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