#116: savannah: infinite loop reading large directories via fish
 Reporter:  slavazanko  |       Owner:       
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new  
 Priority:  major       |   Milestone:       
Component:  vfs         |     Version:  4.6.1
 Keywords:              |    Blocking:       
Blockedby:              |  
 Original: http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?15801

 ||Submitted by:||Mario Lorenz <mlo>||Submitted on:||Sun 19 Feb 2006
 12:15:18 PM UTC||
 ||Category:||VFS||Severity:||3 - Normal||
 ||Status:||In Progress||Privacy:||Public||
 ||Assigned to:||Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov>||Open/Closed:||Open||
 ||Release:||4.6.1||Operating System:||GNU/Linux||

 Thu 23 Feb 2006 03:38:12 PM UTC, comment #1:

 This problem has been bugging me for a while. I've just commited a patch
 which exposes a new user configurable option:


 It contains the lifetime of a directory cache entry measured in seconds.
 I've adjusted the default value to 900 seconds (same as in ftpfs).

 This option is not configurable through the user interface, yet - one can
 change it only by directly editing MC's ini file. I plan to fix this soon.

 To test the new code you need to fetch MC from the cvs repository or grab
 a snapshot.
         Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov>
 Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
 Sun 19 Feb 2006 12:15:18 PM UTC, original submission:

 Reading large remote directories via fish (shell link)
 over slow network links causes an infinite or at least very long
 loop when mc tries to read the directory multiple times.

 This is due to the fish directory timeout being hardcoded to 10
 seconds, whereas reading a 15000 entry directory via a 64kbit/s link will
 take two minutes (way longer if not using compression). This means the
 directory objects will be marked obsolete
 before the directory is even loaded, causing an immediate reload once
 finished, with this pattern sometimes repeating even more often.

 That timeout should be tied to the (user settable) ftp directory timeout,
 or be given its own user settable value; at the very least it should be
 set to a sane value (that is, >> 10 seconds)

Ticket URL: <http://www.midnight-commander.org/ticket/116>
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