User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 When saving to a busy Samba share, FireFox becomes unresponsive, hangs (but does not crash), and generally misbehaves. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a Samba share on your favourite flavour of Linux (mine is Debian). 2. Remember that your desktop has a 100mbit card in, and your Linux server has a 10mbit card in. 3. Set up a number of large files transferring to your newly-created Samba share simultaneously. 4. Instruct FireFox to save a file to the same share and server. 5. Sit back and wait. Do not attempt to use the FireFox process, as it will not respond. Actual Results: FireFox grinds to a halt. Expected Results: FireFox, as I understand, writes to the network share directly (same behaviour as a floppy disk I presume?) as opposed to IE downloading it to cache and then copying it to the "Save To..." location.
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Also happens with "busy" removable media, such as a USB flash drive / memory card that is already being written to / read from.
I can confirm this. Saving a download directly to a network share causes a obvious slow down to firefox. General unresponsiveness and "strobe" effect, where I can be typing into a form on a website and i can see each keystroke print on the screen individually about 1 per second. I am on Windows XP SP2 w/ Firefox 22.214.171.124.
i can confirm it also. generally download manager seems to be single threaded with the browser. also saving to local disk makes ff unresponsive.
I can also confirm this. I've had this problem ever since I started using firefox on windows (at least a year I'm guessing) and it's exasperating: if the network share does not respond all of the FF windows hangs. Please don't curse me if making programming suggestions on a bugzilla page is innapropiate (there doesn't seem to be any etiquette page) and, also, I have no idea how to write code for firefox or if this is valid within the ff model, but when I would write code, if I was faced with a problem like this I would have started a thread togheter with the main process that would take over from whenever a download started: that being the selecting of directory. This way if the thread did not respond to what i'm guessing is a directory listing, the whole of the process would not hang.
changing version per comment 4. Comfirming per all 2006 comments.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Version: 1.0 Branch → 1.5.0.x Branch
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