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#1 2006-02-20 18:21:54

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jfs, xfs Processes - Where Are They Started?

In looking at the output of "ps -ef" I see that I have a number of processes related to the JFS and XFS file systems running. I don't use either of these filesystems.

I am wondering where these processes are started, and whether it is safe to disable that.

I have poked around /etc/rc.* but it is not obvious to me where these particular processes are getting kicked off. Can anyone offer some pointers? Thanks.


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#2 2006-02-20 19:04:07

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Re: jfs, xfs Processes - Where Are They Started?

Are any jfs xfs modules loaded? Automounter? Hal / dbus?


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#3 2006-02-20 19:24:19

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Re: jfs, xfs Processes - Where Are They Started?

Yup, both jfs and xfs modules are loaded ... half the world is loaded - some 149 modules! I hear that the only way to resolve THAT is to rebuild my initrd, but I have seen reports in these forums that even that doesn't help.

Are you suggesting that the loading of the module also starts an associated process? I was hoping that these would be separate....


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#4 2006-02-20 19:44:46

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Re: jfs, xfs Processes - Where Are They Started?

Yes, the kernel module will start the processes. You can tweak your initrd: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ini … our_Initrd

... maybe it would be enough to mask some unwanted modules with !modulename in the rc.conf.


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#5 2006-02-21 04:54:26

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Re: jfs, xfs Processes - Where Are They Started?

Specify the filesystem module and set AUTODETECT to "1", then remake the initrd; that should be enough to clear out the unnecessary modules.

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#6 2006-02-21 04:57:45

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Re: jfs, xfs Processes - Where Are They Started?

Reading the wiki link you provided (thanks!) this looks pretty easy. When I do the "mkinitrd auto" step, does it overwrite the initrd26.img in /boot? In this case, I presume it would be prudent to save a copy off first?

Any other "gotchas" that I ought to know before I try this?  roll   thanks.


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