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2018-07-23 11:31:41 -0500 commented answer freeze in fedora 28 while playing videos

Try: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/mutter/issues

2018-07-23 11:31:35 -0500 commented answer freeze in fedora 28 while playing videos

That sounds right. The details of your situation were not clear to me from your question. More generally, in my past e

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2018-07-20 12:12:41 -0500 edited answer freeze in fedora 28 while playing videos

Many users reported that Fedora hangs during read/write operations involving external media under kernel 4.17.4 - 4.17.6

2018-07-20 12:12:03 -0500 answered a question freeze in fedora 28 while playing videos

Many users reported that Fedora hangs during read/write operations involving external media under kernel 4.17.4 - 4.17.6

2018-07-20 12:06:11 -0500 edited answer Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

This appears to be a problem with the kernel(!) from 4.17.4 - 4.17.6. I believe the related issue is fixed in 4.17.7, w

2018-07-20 12:04:53 -0500 edited answer Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

This appears to be a problem with the kernel(!) from 4.17.4 - 4.17.6. I believe the related issue is fixed in 4.17.7, w

2018-07-20 11:59:35 -0500 marked best answer Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

tl;dr Attempt to copy a large file from an external HDD to a location in my /home partition results in a system freeze. The system freezes not long after the amount written to disk begins to exceed the 8GB physical RAM on this machine, but it's a different amount each time (between 7.7 and ~15GB).

Using Nautilus to drag-and-drop the system hangs immediately. Opening a Terminal window and using cp, it takes longer, but it will eventually hang.

What is going on? And how do I gain the ability to move large files onto and off of my /home partition?

Here are some possibly relevant details.

OS: Fedora 28 (kernel 4.17.6-200.fc28.x86_64)

System details: This is a laptop with Windows 10 on the primary SSD. F28 has a second SSD all to itself using Fedora's default partition setup (LVM, the home directory is 400+ gb with 350+ gb free). Not sure it matters, but the SSD is NVME (pcie 3x4).

The system is running an Intel core i5-8250 CPU with 8 GB RAM.

I am trying to copy from an external HDD formatted NTFS. This whole situation is a little boggling to me because I managed to get the files ON to the HDD from another, older laptop running F27.

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2018-07-20 11:59:29 -0500 commented answer Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

Thanks @florian. It looks like 4.17.7 is in updates-testing as of early this morning, and this resolves the issue for me

2018-07-20 11:58:31 -0500 commented answer Fedora 28 stuck randomly.

My answer to my own question (which @LvdRee links to) contains instructions for how to upgrade to 4.17.7 from updates-te

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2018-07-19 16:12:47 -0500 answered a question Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

This appears to be a problem with the kernel(!) from 4.17.4 - 4.17.6. I believe the related issue is fixed in 4.17.7, b

2018-07-18 15:49:40 -0500 commented question Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

I have found a bug that sounds similar. I posted my own bug including a link to this other bug in the text: https://bugz

2018-07-18 15:26:24 -0500 commented question Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

Ah! Information! Information is excellent. No, I have not checked Bugzilla yet. Now that I have more information and ano

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2018-07-18 15:07:41 -0500 commented question Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

@sideburns thanks for reading. Yes, I have ~8G swap. free -h produces: Swap: 7.8G 2.5M 7.8G

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2018-07-18 14:21:22 -0500 asked a question Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file

Fedora 28 system freeze while copying large file tl;dr Attempt to copy a large file from an external HDD to a location i