Bug 228366 - misc/mc: freeze on copying large files to external drive
Summary: misc/mc: freeze on copying large files to external drive
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Ben Woods
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-05-19 18:41 UTC by Michael Danilov
Modified: 2020-04-01 22:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (woodsb02)


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Description Michael Danilov 2018-05-19 18:41:26 UTC
MC will freeze when copying a large file to a FAT drive. Can not be killed with pkill -9. umount will freeze trying to unmount the drive. There seems to be disk activity in gstat, so it might really be still copying the file.

But MC should normally just show the progress, not freeze till "when it's done"! 

mc 4.8.20_2
mount options for the FAT drive: msdosfs, local, noatime, noexec, nosuid
Comment 1 Michael Danilov 2018-09-04 08:38:06 UTC
It does this independently of file system. I have just experienced the same hang on drive mounted "ufs, local, noatime, journaled soft-updates".
Comment 2 daniel.engberg.lists 2020-03-20 08:51:27 UTC
Michael, does this still occur?
Comment 3 Ben Woods freebsd_committer 2020-04-01 22:36:05 UTC
Sorry for the delayed response.
Has this been reported as a bug upstream? Does it happen on Linux also?