[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#884799: Bug#884799: thunar: Shredding a file causes Thunar to block permanently. (USB)

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed Dec 20 13:46:40 UTC 2017

control: severity -1 important
control: tag -1 unreproducible moreinfo

On Tue, 2017-12-19 at 20:58 +0100, Lorenzo Ancora wrote:
> Dear Maintainer,
> shredding a file in a mounted USB key causes `Thunar 1.6.11 (Xfce 4.12)` to
> block permanently.
> The window with the key won't close and Thunar must be killed manually; it can
> be restarted (must wait 2 minutes on a Intel Core i5) but is very slow and you
> can just eject the USB device. After ejecting the USB device the problem does
> not disappear and gets even worse.
> Logging out causes `lightdm 1.18.3` to restart... and it keeps restarting
> forever, in a loop.
> From `lightdm` it becames impossible to reboot, shutdown etc. and it must be
> done from a VT.
> Activating the rescue mode (single user mode) from `systemctl` and going back
> does not fix the problem.
> Apparently the only way to fix the problem is to stop lightdm.service and
> reboot the system.


I'm sorry to hear that, but I don't think I can reproduce that (also it's
unclear what “shredding” exactly means here). Also it's quite likely that you
actually removed the USB key while the thunar process was still having open fd
on the usb key, which is definitely the wrong thing to do.

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