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

Hilko Bengen bengen at debian.org
Wed Apr 30 13:49:51 UTC 2008

Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> writes:

>> 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.

On my machina at wotk, it was still usable, too.

> One thing I assume is that gamin file monitoring watch thoses files
> if they were once accessed, and report that to thunar.

Good point.

In the strace output, I noticed that the filenames that were accessed
regularly were being transmitted back and forth between thunar and
gamin on a regular basis.

> As those files are refreshed regularly, that's why you see them
> beeing accessed regularly by thunar.

Seems to make sense.

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


,----[ gamin-0.1.9/server/gam_excludes.c ]
| static char *static_excludes[] = {
| #ifdef HAVE_LINUX
|     "/media/*",
|     "/mnt/*",
|     "/dev/*",
|     "/proc/*",
| #endif
|     NULL
| };

I verified that HAVE_LINUX is defined during a normal build of the
package and the four strings do appear in the gam_server binary I have

After enabling logging gam_server it looks as if those exclude
patterns are not honored at all.



More information about the Pkg-xfce-devel mailing list