lfs-bootscripts: fam

Ronald Hummelink maillist at hummelink.xs4all.nl
Mon Mar 22 20:02:44 PST 2004

On Tue, 2004-03-23 at 03:39, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> On Monday, March 22, 2004 at 7:00 PM, Ronald Hummelink wrote:
> > There are reports the debian version of the dnotify patch is alright
> > (the one from sgi supposedly has some memory leak or something when fam
> > monitors remote stuff)
> > Might want to look into that, fam is MUUUUCH more sweet with dnotify
> > then with polling.
> What I get out of the FAM information on the SGI web site is that
> FAM has a problem with directories containing over 1024 files and/or
> directories when using dnotify instead of polling.
> Reports are that FAM will hang using 100% CPU until the daemon is
> restarted if it encounters *some* situations of directories with
> a large number of files.

What I run is fam with dnotify as per this gentoo bug:

Just messed around some with a dir with 1000 oggs good for 4.1G and an
renaming/deleting an additional 1000 empty files, on a fat32 fs. Fam
doesn't seem to have issues when nautilus has this dir open.


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