nfs problems in gnome: famd?

nfs problems in gnome: famd?

Post by Frankli » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 08:34:56

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
with slackware.

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.



1. FAMD, pipes and bash

Hi all,

I am trying to figure a way to trigger a program based on the changes
that happen in a directory. The changes mainly include addition of new
files to this directory.

I have downloaded the 'fileschanged' client for fam daemon. And I am
trying write a bash script that does these for me. So the command

fileschanged -r -f /usr/src

for eg, will be running constantly and any changes in src will make it
to output the name of the file changed to the stdout.

My question is, is it possible to trigger a process whenever there is a

I dont want to write a C prg or run a script as a cron job.

You can also suggest anyother approach using famd.
Thanks in advance.

-V (-:^:-)
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