hangs when locate search provider matches a lot of files

Bug #1756826 reported by Iain Lane on 2018-03-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

I have a maildir for my mail. My computer's name is "nightingale", and this name is in the filenames in the maildir. I have a lot of email!

When I search for "tilix" to start a terminal after logging in, Nautilus goes crazy consuming CPU. This is because I have to type "ti" to type "tilix" and "ti" is a substring of "nightingale". This is submitted as a search string to the nautilus search provider and apparently isn't cancelled when I close the entry - I checked the GError and it's NULL.

A similar thing happens with the ctrl-f search in nautilus itself.

We talked about this on IRC and I provided some traces and stuff. Linking to the log to avoid having to fetch those out into files. :-)


Iain Lane (laney) on 2018-03-19
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
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