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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#80 closed defect (fixed)

slow when $HOME is served over NFS

Reported by: David Roundy Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone: 0.0.7.x
Component: server Version:
Keywords: Cc:


xpra evidently creates a largish file under ~/.xpra, and does considerable IO to it. This causes xpra to run very slowly when $HOME is on an NFS file system.

I haven't looked to see what this file is used for, but at a minimum it would be good to be able to specify a different directory for it. As it is, xpra is so slow as to be close to useless for me, and contributes considerable load to the NFS server. I could run xpra on the server, but that would also add load to that machine, when I'd rather put the load on my own workstation.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Antoine Martin

Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to Antoine Martin
Status: newaccepted

Hmm, there should not be much traffic to the logfile and my log files are reasonably small, what's the contents of yours?

(I'll add the option of specifying the logfile location)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by David Roundy

I can't see it now, but what made me suspicious was a .nfsXXX file that was over 300 meg in .xpra/, which usually would mean that a file had been created and then deleted while a file handle was still accessing it. I figured you were creating temporary files there.

The log file is just a few hundred k, and I can attach it if you like. I'm starting up xpra to see if I can observe the same behavior.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Antoine Martin

300MB is suspiciously close to the size of the memory mapped file it used to create in ~/.xpra prior to r390, this now goes in $TMPDIR or /tmp.

This change is part of v0.0.7.33 and later.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Antoine Martin

Milestone: current0.1

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by David Roundy

Good news, thanks! I'm indeed using the xpra that is packaged in Debian testing and backported to Debian stable. I see that is already packaged for sid, so expect to get the fix soon that way.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

OK, closing - feel free to re-open if it still occurs with or later.

(I'll assume you meant 36 not 26..)

comment:7 Changed 16 months ago by migration script

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/80

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