[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#478566: 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 10:49:01 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).
> This behavior looks like an infinite loop to me.
> Speculation: If something like this happens with more files on a slow
> machine (like my VIA C7-based machine at home), this could well
> explain a high level of CPU activity and Thunar becoming unresponsive
> and unusable.

Oh and btw, here it's still perfectly usable.

One thing I assume is that gamin file monitoring watch thoses files if they
were once accessed, and report that to thunar.
As those files are refreshed regularly, that's why you see them beeing
accessed regularly by thunar.

This may be a problem in gamin which shouldn't look at /proc files.

Stay tuned on this.

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