Re: mass file delete problem with nautilus ?

On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 21:06 +1000, Rod Butcher wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 10:46 +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 22:15 +1000, Rod Butcher wrote:
> > > I've had a problem occurring fairly regularly when I use nautilus to
> > > empty a lot of ext3 files (1000's) from the wastebasket - after a while
> > > the disk goes into "read-only" state - cant delete or create any files.
> > > Yet hdparm shows the disk is still in readwrite mode.
> > > This problem hasn't occurred using konqueror to delete a similar volume
> > > of data from the kde wastebasket, nor when the same activity is done
> > > from the console. This is a heavy duty work disk with high file
> > > turnover.. so my question is, how do I check whether it is in fact
> > > nautilus causing this, or some other component it uses, or even my build
> > > could be wrong (from cvs head) ?
> > > This is a 120 gig WDC IDE drive. I understand it has smaller buffers
> > > than other makes such as Seagate.
> > > thanks
> > > Rod
> > 
> > When this happens, do you get any errors or warnings in the system logs?
> > It sounds like ext3 finds a fatal disk error and goes into readonly
> > mode.
> Uh.. yes, it did. Syslog messages follow. But why would this only occur
> when emptying nautilus's trashcan ? Apart from that precise situation,
> this disk pounds away 24x7 with no problems. ?? I tested this with
> several gigabytes of soft-deletes from /dev/hde5 using konqueror, then
> deleted them from trashcan all in one hit - no problems.
> thanks. Rod

I have no idea. Maybe it touched a part of the filesystem that had the
problem, and konqueror didn't. The trash systems in nautilus and
konqueror are a bit different and use different directories.

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