Ubuntu: Gvfs / samba lookup slow since update to 14.04


Ever since I moved from 13.10 to 14.04, I observe an annoying effect whenever a samba share is mounted to my work station. When I open Nautilus, or when I look up /run/user/1000/gvfs it freezes for several seconds. This is also the case when I choose "save as" from a program, as the file save dialog includes shortcuts to the mounted shares.

Have you also observed such behavior? Is there a way to debug it?


Solving this problem has had mixed results.

If you try mounting DIRECTLY using CIFS, you'll see that it is about 3x faster. Compare CIFS to direct disc write.

Many people have had this problem, as shown by a quick Google search.

Things said to work:


Troubleshooting tips:

  • Try a different user:
$ useradd testuser
  • Reinstall program
$ apt-get reinstall gvfs
  • Check from a LiveCD of 14.04 (last resort)

Sorry man, this should go as a comment (but I don't have enough karma sigh).

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