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Bug 657208 - Nautilus freezes when sshfs-filesystem is mounted
Nautilus freezes when sshfs-filesystem is mounted
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-08-23 22:59 UTC by gunwald
Modified: 2015-04-14 19:42 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 3.1/3.2

Description gunwald 2011-08-23 22:59:22 UTC
Nautilus freezes when the network connection to a mounted sshfs-filesystem is temporally not available or overloaded. It keeps hanging even if network is back sometimes   

 I am using sshfs often to mount some remote discs on my local machine. When ever the network connection to one of the remote machines from which I had mounted something, is temporally not available or overloaded, nautlilus hangs. It does not react any more in any manner. So the only thing that gets me out of that is, to force unmount with:

either umount -f or fusermount -u -z

that could lead in loosing important data.

In my opinion this is a very serious bug because it prevents me from using sshfs.
Comment 1 gunwald 2012-02-09 00:02:16 UTC
It seems that Nautilus does not recognize a file system mounted via SSHFS to be an remote file system. So it always tries to create preview icons although I turned this feature of for all remote file systems (Preview->Locale file system only). The biggest misbehaviour is, that all instances freeze, if just one is busy, even if the others are used to browse locale files.
This problem does not occur if you use nautilus to browse via sftp by typing the sftp address directly in its address bar.
Comment 2 André Klapper 2014-12-15 10:26:58 UTC
Does that still happen in nautilus 3.14? On which distribution?
Is this a Nautilus issue at all? 
The "See Also" link here in the end goes to instead which is about sshfs-fuse.
Comment 3 André Klapper 2015-04-14 19:42:22 UTC
Closing this bug report as no further information has been provided. Please feel free to reopen this bug report if you can provide the information that was asked for in a previous comment.