Opened 18 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#944 closed Bug report

Latest client hangs while busy.

Reported by: twoseven Owned by: Alexander Schuch
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: twoseven, Alexander Schuch
Component version: Operating system type:
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Just testing out the 2.2.15 client along side the previous
version. The setup is two laptops plugged directly into a
100mb/s switch into the server running filezilla server

When I upload a directory with about 13000 files (700
folders - 390mb) in it the client hangs for about 30
seconds and 'not responding' appears in the title bar. (In
case someone is wondering, I was moving a s/w
application to another machine)

It then proceeds to list every file in the directory that is
to be copied and all sub-directories in the 'remote site'
window, which takes approx. another minute, then
queues up every file in the process queue taking a
further minute (if it takes too long the server times out
the connection and it requires the operation to be
restarted). It then copies all the files to the server as
would be expected. It should not be auto-listing files
in the remote window - this is both bad usability and
costely in CPU cycles for no reason.

If I delete the directory on the server (via the client
remote site window), it then lists out the contents of all
the subdirectories in the remote window, again taking
ages, then queues them up, then issues a DEL
command for every single file - the whole process took
15 mins where all that was needed was a DEL
command to be issued on the root directory (the one I
selected) and the OS should have done the rest.

When I use the previous version, it does not list out all
the files in the remote site window before adding them
to the process queue. It also takes less time to do the
transfer (perhaps there is a config change or something)

So there are two problems. First, it takes a huge
amount of time simply to copy a directory full of files
(locking up filezilla), and second why are actions not
offloaded to the OS (such as delete the directory, rather
than every file individually).

As a comparison, zipping the directory in winzip took 2
mins, Ftp'ng the resulting 190mb file to the server took 1
min and deleting it took half a sec. There is enough
information in the windows file system to tell you it was
a large transfer and compression is needed - why not
use it.

Also, if configurations changes are being made between
versions, please list them in a readme as well as
bugfixes etc.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 16 years ago

FileZilla 3 is a complete rewrite of FileZilla. It has been released already. Can you please test that version and see if it works in your case?

comment:2 by sf-robot, 16 years ago

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