FS#49794 - [kcoreaddons] compile without fam support

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by trendkiller (trendkiller) - Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 21:50 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 17:05 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


The gamin server, which provides File Alteration Monitoring functionality, is notorious for eating lots of CPU power (up to 80-99%), while providing no to very little benefit. So it should not be included by default.
I had it disabled for a long time (by renaming the executable), and KDE works fine without it. This is a bug that's been known for 12(!!!) years to gamin developers and they refused to fix it.
and as a bonus:
http://en.linuxreviews.org/Gamin <-- which sums it up pretty nicely

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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 17:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  kcoreaddons 5.24.0-2