Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169341
system-monitor creates excessive noise on nfs mount
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:07:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
I was getting an overly excessive amount (about 10% saturation of a wireless link) of traffic on an NFS client that was NFS file system statistic requests (found from ethereal). After a hunch, I unchecked the 'Harddisk' component of the gnome-system-monitor applet, and all of the traffic stopped.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount an NFS filesystem somewhere (sync or async, tcp or udp doesn't matter)
2. Select 'Harddisk' on gnome-system-monitor
3. Watch link activity
Actual Results: The link activity was fairly high (not enough to saturate the link but enough to stress it) - I sniffed with ethereal and found NFS requests
Expected Results: gnome-system-monitor should ignore network volumes by default, or give the option of doing so.
This bug/feature really needs to be fixed upstream.