I am running a small home network with a share being exported by nfs. The
server OS is SuSE 8.2 at the moment but the same issue was experienced
My client and main desktop is a multi-boot setup with win2000, slackware
10.2, ubuntu, debian, and suse 10.0.
The issue is that in gnome, when the nfs share is opened in nautilus, my
nfs server gets hammered. This hammering will not stop until I attempt to
unmount the share, something I am unable to do successfully as non-root.
None-the-less, this stops the hammering even thought the drive was not
successfully unmounted as would be expected given the permissions (only
root can unmount).
My searching so far has led to famd being involved and, in gnome 2.8.3 at
least, the disabling of this daemon stops this irritating behavior.
Unfortunately in Gnome > or = 2.10.0 I am unable to stop this activity due
to changes in fam implementation (I think). This means that using gnome
in Ubuntu and SuSE results in the same increased ethernet activity when
accessing the nfs share.
I was told by someone in another group that this issue with famd and nfs
was a known problem and the first hit by googling, but I have been unable
to find anything in my searching to describe this issue or suggest a fix.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
I have not yet ruled out a configuration problem on my part that is
causing famd to behave this way. KDE works fine and does not exhibit this
Thanks in advance for your time.