Re: Nautilus and thumbnails

On Sun, 2014-12-21 at 18:06 +0200, Dennis Zheleznyak wrote: 
I'm running RedHat 6.2 with the stock kernel and gnome and I'm having
a problem with images and thumbnails.

Really??? RedHat 6.2?  That is *ancient*.  

I noticed that my disk reached its limit of inodes because of 12
millions files inside ~/.thumbnails/fail and ~/.thumbnails/normal.

If it has been running since 6.2 came out and those directories have not
been cleaned out I can understand why.   Delete everything in them, they
don't matter anyway.

The issue happens only when I'm inside a directory with images or when
I have images on my desktop. In addition, I noticed that nautilus has
14 CPU usage constantly and whenever I delete the content of the
directory the files are being recreated immediately.

Delete them from the command line.

yes | rm "~/.thumbnails/fail/*"
yes | rm "~/.thumbnails/normal/*"

I know I can disable thumbnails using gconf-editor and gconftool2 but
I want to get to the bottom of it

There is org.gnome.desktop.thumbnail-cache.maximum-age &
org.gnome.desktop.thumbnail-cache.maximum size ... but are they
implemented in your ancient version?  I have no idea.

You also have "org.gnome.desktop.thumbnailers.disable-all".  But again,
no idea what that does on your version. 
Adam Tauno Williams <mailto:awilliam whitemice org> GPG D95ED383
Systems Administrator, Python Developer, LPI / NCLA

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