Thunar is slow when browsing automounted NFS shares

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Thu Dec 1 22:43:06 UTC 2016

On Thu., 1 Dec. 2016 at 9:41 pm, Marko Cupać <marko.cupac at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I thought this question would be more appropriate for forums, but I got
> no answer so far there, so I'm asking again here:
> What can I do to speed up browsing automounted NFS shares in Thunar?
> Every double-click under /net takes at least 5 seconds to display
> contents. Clicking "back" and "up" buttons as well.
> There are no hangs when navigating there with cd from xfce-terminal.
> Also clementine-player navigates really fast through these folders.
> Any help appreciated.
> --
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> Marko Cupać
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Hi Marko,

I noticed this exact same behaviour last night, when I set up autofs(5) for
the first time.

If I navigated autofs(5) nfs shares in /net/ via the console, they were
quickly automounted and listing the contents was very fast. However when I
navigated them with thunar there was a 5 second delay for each folder

Olivier: My understanding was that the autofs(5) behaviour should be
transparent to thunar, and therefore it should not be related to gvfs at


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