I experienced this issue twice in the last 24 hours on 16.04. Both
times, I waited over an hour after the computer froze before performing
a hard reset on the machine. (The expected time for the operation to
complete was under 10 minutes.) In my case, the computer goes directly
from working as expected to being completely unresponsive, freezing all
input (keyboard, mouse, power button) and output (screen, file
The bug does not appear consistently, though. After restarting the
computer, performing the same file transfer worked without any issue.
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