fam locking up and preventing logins

Nick THOMPSON nickthompson at agere.com
Fri Aug 20 14:02:53 BST 2004

On RHEL3, FAM is installed by default, so I didn't install anything in
this regard. I don't see any fam processes running by default, but a
process called fam (owned by the first user to login) seems to be
started by KDE(?) at login time.

I guess this is not the correct approach?

I have rebuilt KDE3.2.3, two days before 3.3 appeared :(, with libfam
disabled, which seems to avoid the problem. As most of our storage is on
remote NetApp filers, I guess there is little benefit in using FAM
anyway? (I'm guessing NetApp filers don't have remote FAM support)


On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 09:12, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Nick THOMPSON wrote:
> > I have multiple users unable to login, due to what looks old fam
> > processes left running. Sometimes killing fam sorts this out, but I have
> > three instances now, where the user can't login, or the login is very
> > very slow (several minutes) and I can't fill fam.
> > 
> > Any ideas how I can get the users going and maybe avoid using fam in
> > future?
> My best guess is that you have some sort of a configuration problem.
> How did you install: FAM and Xinetd?

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