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Old 04-04-2011, 10:55 PM   #1
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Is GVFS (gnome filesystem) needed? how to disable?


Hi All,

Looking at the processes running I have:

21575 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd
21576 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor
21580 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
21681 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-afc-volume-monitor

and gvfs seems to be the gnome-filesystem. Are all these processes really needed? why does gnome has its own FS?.

If they're not needed how do I disable all these gvfs applications?

TIA.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 01:03 AM   #2
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gvfsd is the daemon process for GVFS, the GNOME Virtual File System (or possibly it's predecessor, GnomeVFS). It's a GNOME component that handles filesystem automounting when you're logged into the GNOME-based desktop. This includes devices like USB thumb drives and external HDDs, optical discs (CD/DVD), Samba or NFS or SSHFS network mounts, and other useful userspace filesystems (FUSE).
http://superuser.com/questions/14086...oo-much-memory
 
Old 04-05-2011, 01:16 AM   #3
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Thanks.

But it doesn't say if it's possible not to run gvfs at all. Plus, doesn't gnome-volume-manager takes care of automounting volume etc.?
 
Old 04-05-2011, 01:23 PM   #4
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I wouldn't advise removing it, as it is quite well plumbed in, and means you don't have to manually mount flash drives or CDs etc. But hey, it's your machine. You can be the test pilot if you like. Be sure to report back with your findings though.
You do need gvfs if you want to share with windows clients though, at least that's what I found (Fedora).
 
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