[Bug 1409032] Re: gvfsd-smb: very high CPU utilisation
dmchatterton at theiet.org
Thu May 19 14:08:02 UTC 2016
I have found this bug on several computers running Ubuntu 16.04 and
Raspberry Pi 2s and a 3 running Ubuntu MATE 16.04. With a quad core CPU,
gvsfd-smb-browse seems to consume 100% of one of the cores.
On a Dell XPS13 laptop, this causes the cooling fan to come on. On the
Raspberry Pi 2 and 3, it uses up excessive CPU resources preventing some
processor-intensive apps from running properly and contributing to the
CPU temperature rise.
The solution that I have used is to remove the execute permission from
the file as follows - execute from the terminal: sudo chmod 744
This seems to prevent the rogue file from running and appears to have no
detrimental affect on the running of the operating systems.
Perhaps we can have a permanent solution implemented in the next Xenial
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gvfsd-smb: very high CPU utilisation
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I use Virtualbox and mount a .vdi on an SMB server. Using gvfsd-smb
(browsing within Gnome to find the share), gvfsd-smb uses up to 50%
CPU which slows down the entire system when accessing the network
share. Mounting using sudo ($ sudo mount -t smbfs -o
guest,nounix,noperm //server/share /media/share) so that cifs is used
uses around 8% CPU. The difference is dramatic!
If I didn't have sudo access my machine would grind to a halt when
trying to use the remote share.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gvfs-backends 1.12.1-0ubuntu1.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-26.45~precise1-generic 18.104.22.168
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-26-generic i686
Date: Fri Jan 9 14:32:20 2015
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2014-12-07 (33 days ago)
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