Don't create thumbnails of files on slow fs's

Bug #350150 reported by David Jaša
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

I uses sometimes obexfs to get files from my phone to computer via IRDa. This has one "feature" - any file transfer is very slow, roughly few kB/s. When I open some directory on such fs in Nautilus, it tries to download every file in folder causing double transfer of every file - once for thumbnailing it and second time for actual download. Side effect is also freezing it's UI.

Nautilus should prevent something to do this. I could imagine two approaches:
1) blacklist potentially slow fs's. Apart from obexfs, remote fs's can have unpredictable speed and also removable fs's connected throught slow interfaces, like USB 1.1
2) check if getting file for thumbnailing doesn't take too long time. If it does, stop making thumbs of files in that particular directory

It would also be nice if thumbnailing run asynchronously, so that any problem here wouldn't cause UI freeze.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, that's an upstream request and should be sent to

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
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Allan Day (allanday) wrote :

I've closed the existing linked upstream bug and opened another:

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Won't Fix
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