gam_server hitting 100% cpu

HU Dong itechbear at
Sat Aug 4 16:19:55 UTC 2012

The file /usr/local/etc/gamin/gaminrc is not always necessary, and setting
the time interval to 10 seconds may cause gamin to function improperly
according to my experience. Hope someone could dig into the problem and
find a solution.

HU Dong

On Sat, Aug 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Marco Beishuizen <mbeis at> wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Aug 2012, the wise Kevin Oberman wrote:
> Finally found this one.
> Gamin needs some files that aren't there by default:
> ~/.gaminrc and /usr/local/etc/gamin/gaminrc.
> In these files you need to put two lines:
> fsset ufs poll 10
> fsset zfs poll 10
> to prevent gam_server from polling constantly.
> Regards,
> Marco
> NB: don't know if this mail is making it to the ports mailing list. My ISP
> is blocking for some reason.
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>         finger if you hold the hammer with both hands.

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