[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#478566: Bug#478566: thunar: thunar runs amok on /proc, wasting lots of CPU time

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Apr 30 10:42:39 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:00:29AM +0000, Hilko Bengen wrote:
> In Thunar,
> Select from menu: View / Side Pane / Tree
> Expand "File System" in Side Pane
> Expand "proc"
> ... here the madness starts: Several files in subdirectories of /proc
> are accessed periodically, about once a second. In my test run, that
> meant about 100 different files (see below for the complete list).

Well, /proc isn't really what files managers are made for, you know? If user
takes the responsibility to look there, those sort of thing can happen.

Best answer is: dont do that.

Sure it could be nice if Thunar reacted better, but I assume adding code for
corner cases like this isnt that useful. If you can submit a working patch for
this, with no side-effects, I guess upstream could look at it and eventually
integrate it. But I dont think those kind of issue deserves the (limited) time
they have.


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