I don't know, if there is the right place but ...
I have a arch linux, that it used by a small ftp server!!
I typed pstree -p and i had a this proccess:
What is it??
The full name of what you're seeing is console-kit-daemon; I have a large number of console-kit-daemon threads running on my system at this very moment.
The official website might give you a slight insight into what ConsoleKit is. The only package in the "official" repos that requires consolekit is gdm. (Of course, that doesn't mean that you will only have it installed if you use GDM.) Some additional information can be found here and here.
In words primarily taken from pages linked above: ConsoleKit essentially keeps track of a system's users and user sessions. It can allow for (or at least help with, I suppose) "fast user switching" via GDM.
Perhaps someone else on these forums can offer a fuller explanation.
Well, it seems that HAL now depend on consolekit....
so... What is it? I've got about ~30 instances of it running as root... dosen't seem right...
@bjesus: No it doesn't. I've got hal, but no console-kit.
HAL in testing seems to depend on consolekit.
From the docs : http://people.freedesktop.org/~mccann/d … leKit.html
ConsoleKit is a framework for keeping track of the various users, sessions, and seats present on a system. It provides a mechanism for software to react to changes of any of these items or of any of the metadata associated with them.
After reading the docs, for a single user system i cant find much use of this. Is it useful in a single user system? . After seeing 30+ threads of console kit running i have reverted back to hal in extra.
Will it be possible to make it an optional dependency?
u_no_hu: Ah, I see it does. Thanks for the information.
And if it's not needed, is there any way to disable it?
They're not all processes, they're threads.
Search the forums for gnome 2.24 and there's some talk about it (or just search consolekit)
There's one thread for every possible console apparently
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