Famd always hangs

Sagara Wijetunga sagaralists2 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 12 08:13:52 PDT 2005


Hi all

Just two days ago, I transferred lot of files
individually by drag-and-drop using two Konqueror
windows on KDE. Then I noticed for the first time the
famd is taking over 99% of the CPU. I had to kill the
famd to stop it. 

Ever since that, now famd takes over CPU couple times
a day. I was a happy user of my BLFS system for nearly
two months.

On one  Konqueror window I had more than 400 sub
directories under  the current directory. On the other
Konqueror window, I had nearly 400 files under the
current directory.

I may be a victim of bugs:
http://oss.sgi.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=158 and/or
http://oss.sgi.com/projects/fam/faq.html#bugs.

How do I recover from this? Any help/ideas in this
regards is highly appreciated. 

I use Linux kernel 2.6.11.9, Glibc-2.3.5, GCC-3.4.3,
KDE 3.4.1, FAM-2.7.0 and fam-2.7.0-dnotify-1.patch. 

The /usr/sbin/famd is invoked by a bootscript with -T
0. But I noted the famd runs as my username, not as
root. But when I stop famd and restart, it runs as
root. The permissions of /usr/sbin/famd is -rwxr-xr-x.

Many thanks in advance.

Kind Regards
Sagara

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