[Bug 1409032] Re: gvfsd-smb: very high CPU utilisation

Brett Bogert bbogert24 at gmail.com
Fri May 27 16:23:10 UTC 2016

I am also having this problem on multiple machines. Every time I hear the
fans running on high (except when I am remastering) its due to this bug.

I am running 16.04 64bit with Unity desktop.

Just wanted to add myself to the list of those seeing the problem.

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  gvfsd-smb: very high CPU utilisation

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Bug description:

  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.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: gvfs-backends 1.12.1-0ubuntu1.2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-26.45~precise1-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-26-generic i686
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.8
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Fri Jan  9 14:32:20 2015
  MarkForUpload: True
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: gvfs
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2014-12-07 (33 days ago)

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