One of the way that make the laptop reach for its limits is when its clearing up the trash in a gnome based DE with nautilus based FM. With the trash has about a plethora of files (for example, a copy of the whole android open source project) clearing it up makes it very hot and stop before it can delete them.
top, the process
gvfsd-trash uses about 50% plus it will take a long time to do it.
Clearing the directory
~/.local/share/Trashor any directory where the "trash files" go for a hope of a salvation from deletion with a
rm -rf command do the task a whole lot faster than
gvfsd-trash. What does
gvfsd-trash do to do that compared to a simple
rm -rf command?