Nautilus freeze for minute when first open home folder

Bug #1069123 reported by avi9526 on 2012-10-20
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Ubuntu 12.10 (Latest updates installed for 2012-10-20)
Nautilus 3.4.2

If launch «Nautilus» after OS start or after «killall nautilus» its freeze for approximately a minute.
This happens only when open «Home» folder.
Which enabled compiz "Show repaint" plugin became visible full window redraw many times.

In attachment You can find a log of executing trace command
«strace -ttt -o ~/Template/nautilus.strace nautilus»
In this log a lot of command similar to

1350668341.300860 brk(0x1b7e000) = 0x1b7e000
1350668341.301461 brk(0x1b6e000) = 0x1b6e000
1350668341.301585 brk(0x1b5e000) = 0x1b5e000
1350668341.302492 brk(0x1b4e000) = 0x1b4e000
1350668341.306849 lstat("/usr/share/icons/Humanity/places/16/inode-directory.svg", {st_mode=S_IFLNK|0777, st_size=10, ...}) = 0
1350668341.307088 stat("/usr/share/icons/Humanity/places/16/inode-directory.svg", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=11672, ...}) = 0
1350668341.307234 readlink("/usr/share/icons/Humanity/places/16/inode-directory.svg", "folder.svg"..., 256) = 10
1350668341.307970 open("/usr/share/icons/Humanity/places/16/inode-directory.svg", O_RDONLY) = 21
1350668341.308310 fstat(21, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=11672, ...}) = 0
1350668341.308521 read(21, "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UT"..., 65536) = 11672
1350668341.312051 read(21, "", 65536) = 0
1350668341.313954 close(21) = 0

avi9526 (avi9526) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, does it do it with any user? Do you have any special file, image or anything in your user directory that could cause issues to nautilus thumbnailing. Does turning thumbnailing off workarounds the issue?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
avi9526 (avi9526) wrote :

No, other users on my PC doesn't have such problem when opening any folder.

This problem persist for my user since Ubuntu 12.04. Before update to Ubuntu 12.10 I remove all hidden files. But problem appear anyway. Removing configuration folders (when Unity not running) ".gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity .cache .dbus .dmrc .mission-control .thumbnails" doesn't help to solve this issue.

Seems, disabling thumbnailing fix this freeze at starting Nautilus after "killall nautlius" (when I tried disable thumbnailing in nautilus setting - it's freeze for ~20sec). Further more, set option "Count number of items" for folders to "Never" (but thumbnailing for files enabled "Show thumbnails" = "Local files only") help to fix Nautilus start after "killall nautlius" but, when I try to run Nautilus just after I login my user - it's run on background with high CPU usage and not responding for ~30 sec. This seems is not a solution for me.

Below, in attachment, You can find log of command "ls -al" to see if there is any file or folder than can cause such troubles

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
ehcpdeveloper (ehcpdeveloper) wrote :

same here, hundreds of calls-reads to /usr/share/icons/Humanity/places/16/inode-directory.svg in strace

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could you add your ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs to the bug report?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
avi9526 (avi9526) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Do you have lot of content in your Templates directory?

avi9526 (avi9526) wrote :

ls -a ~/Templates/
. .. .directory

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

no idea then, I guess somebody having the issue will have to debug it

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

There has been no activity here or mention of similar issues in years and it's likely resolved, closing but feel free to open a new report if you still have problems in newer versions

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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