Bug 975592 - nautilus begins consume 100% CPU
nautilus begins consume 100% CPU
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-18 16:50 EDT by Mikhail
Modified: 2015-02-17 10:37 EST (History)
12 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 10:37:31 EST
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htop screenshot (330.95 KB, image/png)
2013-06-18 16:50 EDT, Mikhail
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backtrace of nautilus process (4.41 KB, text/plain)
2013-06-18 16:51 EDT, Mikhail
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pstack (4.09 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-20 07:36 EDT, Matus Marhefka
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ptrace (2.63 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-20 07:37 EDT, Matus Marhefka
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file descriptors opened by Nautilus (25.60 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-20 07:41 EDT, Matus Marhefka
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yet another backtrace (5.06 KB, text/plain)
2013-08-24 14:16 EDT, Mikhail
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htop screenshot with the "no-default-window" parameter (230.79 KB, image/png)
2013-10-16 02:40 EDT, kuteninja
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Description Mikhail 2013-06-18 16:50:52 EDT
Created attachment 762640 [details]
htop screenshot

Description of problem:
nautilus begins consume 100$ CPU

$ rpm -q nautilus
Comment 1 Mikhail 2013-06-18 16:51:33 EDT
Created attachment 762641 [details]
backtrace of nautilus process
Comment 2 Mat Booth 2013-06-19 04:51:35 EDT
Reset assignee!
Comment 3 Andre Costa 2013-07-04 16:38:32 EDT
I'm seeing this as well. Exact command consuming CPU is /usr/bin/nautilus--no-default-window (extracted from /proc/<pid>/cmdline). Seems to happen right after first login, logging out and logging back in seems to fix it.
Comment 4 Matus Marhefka 2013-07-20 07:36:30 EDT
Created attachment 776130 [details]
Comment 5 Matus Marhefka 2013-07-20 07:37:05 EDT
Created attachment 776131 [details]
Comment 6 Matus Marhefka 2013-07-20 07:37:25 EDT
I detected the same problem with nautilus in F19 x86_64.
$ rpm -qa nautilus

The process "/usr/bin/nautilus --no-default-window" is causing constant
CPU usage. I tried to delete ~/.cache/thumbnails and also disabled thumbnails
in Nautilus preferences but it didn't help.
Comment 7 Matus Marhefka 2013-07-20 07:41:50 EDT
Created attachment 776133 [details]
file descriptors opened by Nautilus
Comment 8 Mark Harfouche 2013-07-22 17:09:18 EDT
Could be a duplicate of Bug 836694
Comment 9 Mikhail 2013-08-24 14:16:30 EDT
Created attachment 789899 [details]
yet another backtrace
Comment 10 kuteninja 2013-10-16 02:37:22 EDT
This happens to me as well.

This issue is more severe on netbooks / ultrabooks / notebooks in general, since 100% CPU usage means more power consumption, an increase of fan noise and heat in general which is annoying on the lap and increases the change of hardware getting burnt.

I'm currently using a Dell XPS 13 (regular edition) with Fedora 19 and up to date. It's been almost a few months since this bug has been published... do you have any newer information on the issue?
Comment 11 kuteninja 2013-10-16 02:40:24 EDT
Created attachment 812778 [details]
htop screenshot with the "no-default-window" parameter

It still fails on Fedora 19, kernel 3.11.3-201.fc19.x86_64, nautilus 3.8.2
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