[Thunar-dev] Thunar hangs when the users home is on NFS mount

Stephan Arts stephan at xfce.org
Tue Mar 11 19:54:12 CET 2008

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 7:26 PM, Harald Schmalzbauer
<h.schmalzbauer at omnisec.de> wrote:
> Chris Shenton wrote:
>  > Harald Schmalzbauer <h.schmalzbauer at omnisec.de> writes:
>  >
>  >> I like xfce very much but unfortunately I can't use Thunar at the
>  >> moment. The reason is described in
>  >> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3076
>  >> Thunar hangs when the users home is on NFS mount.
>  >> This bug is almost one year old.
>  >> Any chance to get that fixed? I'm bloody C beginner, so I can't help out...
>  >
>  > This has been bothering me since I switched to XFCE a year back for my
>  > main system; but it's been fine on other systems I've installed it on
>  > (office, dev boxes). It never occurred to me that it was due to my NFS
>  > /home dir. Thanks!
>  Actually it's a problem with the thumbnail/.cache/NFS interaction.
>  I'm fine with symlinking ~/.cache (the NFS home) to
>  /usr/local/home/user/.cache/ (a machine-dependend local home, also for
>  .config and .gconf in my case), for example.

This sounds logical, thunar creates (and loads) thumbnails for every
file it can. This results in some very massive network traffic when
viewing a folder.

You could argue that reading and writing thumbnails should be less
intrusive, but I wouldn't really know how.

@Benny, do you have an idea if this is possible?

>  Best regards,
>  -Harry


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