UI freeze during directory listing (w/only 280 files inside)

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Costello
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UI freeze during directory listing (w/only 280 files inside)

Hello,

I have been using WinSCP for years now and even made donations to show my support. Today I think I've run into an actual bug (note: I have already reported a legitimate bug before which was fixed, years ago. Yes, that makes me feel useful.)

Bug description:
I'm browsing the files on my server via SFTP. It's fine. But when I go to this particular folder: /etc/ssl/certs, WinSCP systematically freezes. I wait for like 4-5 minutes, but nothing comes up. I've had to kill the process and restart it, after 5 attempts it still fails the same way.

How I've attempted to troubleshoot it
I have killed the process and restarted WinSCP 5 times. The same thing happened every time.
It doesn't make any sense to me. The folder doesn't contain a lot of files. Here is the full output when I run "ls -l /etc/ssl/certs":
https://pastebin.com/p7LjRJCM

There's only 286 files in that folder. I think maybe it might have something to do with symlink resolving? but I don't get why it would take so much time. If that's the case, this thread could be labelled as "IT'S NOT A BUG, IT'S A FEATURE", but in that case the GUI could maybe use some improvement to show a progress bar or something... ? Or maybe this is completely unrelated and it's an actual bug.

Setup info
- WinSCP version: I was using a 5.X older version, then I upgraded to 5.5.1 and it's still happening.
- Windows 8 professional, 64 bit
- Transfer protocol: SFTP
- GUI version
- Server is Debian 64 bit, latency is high due to my current location (300ms)


Thanks for the help if anything can be done!
I am ready to give Martin access to my server as it doesn't contain anything critical.
You may contact me at "kostello@NOSPAM!!!.com" (replace nospam by Google's well known mail service)

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Re: UI freeze during directory listing (w/only 280 files inside)

martin wrote:

Anyway, this should definitely be improved to give user some feedback.
This has been added to the tracker:
https://winscp.net/tracker/1149

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Directory issue

Like the OP posted, I too have this issue because of the 295 items I have in one folder in my Vita. Will this soon be updated so it can load up faster into the ftp?

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Re: Directory issue

Korokun wrote:

Like the OP posted, I too have this issue because of the 295 items I have in one folder in my Vita. Will this soon be updated so it can load up faster into the ftp?
This thread is not about any update that will make the loading faster.
If your problem is due to symlinks, you can turn off resolving symlinks, as mentioned above.

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