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Hi, On my Ubuntu 8.10, gvfsd takes up 128.6MB memory. What is the process doing actually? Can I reduce the memory it takes? Thanks and regards!...
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    gvfsd takes up too much memory


    Hi,

    On my Ubuntu 8.10, gvfsd takes up 128.6MB memory. What is the process doing actually? Can I reduce the memory it takes?

    Thanks and regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehe View Post
    Hi,

    On my Ubuntu 8.10, gvfsd takes up 128.6MB memory. What is the process doing actually? Can I reduce the memory it takes?

    Thanks and regards!
    searching for gvfsd (didn't knew it) I found this
    Re: Stopping gvfsd gracefully

    gvfs I am a bit more familiar with, it's the GNOME Virtual File System, its related to fuse, and applications use it to create virtual file systems. Google for "gvfs" and you'll find a lot.

    Reading the link, it seems you must have some apllication that uses gvfs running. I don't think its only gnome itself, but it can be.
    How did you check for the memory it is using, so I my compare with my machine?

    Regards
    Luis

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    have you done a system update yet? I would try to update to 9.1 or 10.04, probably would help out a great deal. gvfsd is the daemon of gvfs and it has known issues of doing exactly what your talking about. havent seen a fix in google but I would assume that the newer versions of ubuntu have dealt with this issue.

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    gvfsd-metadata using more cpu than anyother process....

    Quote Originally Posted by ptkobe View Post
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    gvfs I am a bit more familiar with, it's the GNOME Virtual File System, its related to fuse, and applications use it to create virtual file systems. Google for "gvfs" and you'll find a lot.....

    Regards
    Luis
    ptkobe, thank you for making the connection for us, that gvfsd is part of fuse (fuseiso).
    i didn't like how much cpu time gvfsd-metadata was using.
    Also, i didn't find fuse of any use. i installed it trying to mount an iso as a dvd and it Didn't work for that.
    i could already mount an iso as a directory (folder), so fuse was once again, useless.
    i had problems with fuse in the past messing up my mount table and moving mounts out of order
    ( it would try and mount a drive in a folder before the drive that contained the folder was mounted... )
    fuse sucked back then, it sucks now .
    fuse / fuseiso / gvfsd-* is now gone and my memory / cpu usage is back to norm...

    thanks again,
    Landis.

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