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Old 03-12-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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-current and gam_server strikes back ?


I have a not yet encountered issue on my server tonight, this is weird as it seems it sounds like an old issue, but I didn't noticed that before (I always have a "task monitor" or "top" running somewhere)...

It's close to those problems:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...pu-hog-693161/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...unting-746856/ (Well not really this one in fact )

gam_server is taking "full cpu" (or 100% of one of my core), without anything special done from me, but the latest update to current...

Does anybody had this behavior too ?

I understand there are some way to sort that, but I was curious why is that thing is appearing in a 'vanilla' configuration... Isn't it weird somehow ?

Thanks!

G.

PS/ I had nfs shares in my fstab, that I had to remove because as they're not always present, that was blocking for several minutes at boot time... It was not a big issue as those shares were not vital, yet it's unpleasant. The only thing I saw on the changelog was a "nfs-utils" update, maybe it's related ? Maybe the default "timeout" have been changed ?

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Old 03-12-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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I had this problem in the past, but solved it creating a small file called /etc/gamin/gaminrc with the following contents:
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fsset ext3 poll 10
fsset ext4 poll 10
I only have ext3 & ext4 partitions. If you use other file systems, you might need to add them.

After this I never had the 100%-cpu problem again.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 01:34 AM   #3
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Thank you Niels.

I've seen this fix. But I was wondering why aren't those settings by default, as it seems it's not so uncommon and quite and old issue.

Thanks again!

G.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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I just killed gam_server and I am not running current.

ETA: I had to kill gam_server because it went bezerk. I seem to remember having to do that quite a while back as well.

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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Yeah I did that too ... And I'm asking myself if this component is really needed...
 
  


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