Version: 2.2.0 (using KDE 4.3.2)
Compiler: gcc (Gentoo 4.4.1 p1.0) 4.4.1
Installed from: Gentoo Packages
A few seconds after starting Amarok, the GUI freezes for a considerable time (often a minute or more). This appears to be due to Amarok's crawling the directory hierarchies of mounted removable storage media. No activity or progress is displayed in the status bar during this time, and the GUI is unresponsive.
I have a USB flash drive mounted that contains 155303 files in 21349 directories. Needless to say, if the dentries aren't already cached in memory, it takes a bit of time to load them all from the flash. During that time, Amarok is completely frozen and useless.
Suggested fix: Perform the scan of removable media in a thread other than the GUI thread.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 212615 ***