Re: fam uses 100% of CPU problem
>>>I am experiencing problems with fam, using 100% of CPU (actually 50% as
>>>I have 2 processors ;-)). There is already a bug report for this
>>>Can anyone tell me which programs depend on fam or why it is installed?
>>>Can I safely uninstall the program?
> That does not really surprise me, as the account under which fam runs is
> an ordinary user account. So I don't expect it to be system critical.
> But assuming that there is reason why it is installed, do you have any
> idea what program is not functioning as it should be because fam is not
somebody on the list has to correct me if my info is not 100% correct -
I am not firm with the topic.
fam is the file alteration monitor. It checks changes of files. This is
good for e.g. Filebrowsers for getting updates of files immedeatly. What
apps depend on fam:
tobias@TuxTobi> apt-cache showpkg fam
2.7.0-9 - libc6 (2 2.3.5-1) libgcc1 (2 1:4.0.2) libstdc++6 (2 4.0.2-4)
portmap (0 (null))
If you have non of these applications, you can securely remove it. If
you have one of the apps, they won't get file change infos in time.