Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54909
sgi_fam fails to start (pmap_set failed)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
Starting xinetd results in a log message:
Oct 21 23:11:38 enigma xinetd: pmap_set failed. service=sgi_fam
There seems to be no negative effect on the system, however.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install default packages, with KDE and gnome.
service xinetd reload
Reloading configuration: [ OK ]
xinetd: pmap_set failed. service=sgi_fam program=391002 version=2
xinetd: xinetd -USR2 succeeded
xinetd: Reconfigured: new=0 old=0 dropped=0 (services)
Expected Results: Fam should have loaded and done whatever it is fam does.
This is not a kde bug, but there is no bugzilla package entry for
fam or fam_devel. Since the kde apps (and natutilus, for which there is no
package entry either) require it, I figured I'd start it here.
Changing component to rawhide until the fam package gets added to the 7.2
Do you have portmap installed/running. It is needed by fam.
The first thing I normally do when setting up a machine is disable portmap.
Starting portmap and restarting xinetd seems to solve the problem.
Is it necessary / desirable to use fam, or can I just turn it off as well?
It is mostly used by Konqueror and Nautilus to get file change notification. If
you don't use those, or don't need instant updates you can disable fam.
I'm closing this bug NOTABUG.