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Re: [Linux-cluster] gfs2_quotad kthread


You can't avoid it starting. It does other things aside from quotas
although its workload is pretty light. It might be possible in the
future to avoid having quite so many threads (I've already got rid of a
number of them) but its not very high priority.

It maybe that some of the work could be pushed off to a workqueue, or
the slow-work subsystem instead,


On Wed, 2009-07-08 at 17:03 +0200, Juan Ramon Martin Blanco wrote:
> Hi folks!
> Now that developers (many thanks!) have corrected the issue that made
> gfs2_quotad to stay in an uninterruptible state (so it was got into
> account when calculating system load), I have another question: if
> quotas are disabled by default, why is this kthread started? Is there
> any way of avoiding it to start? It starts even if I mount the fs
> explicitely with the quota=off option (even if it's supposed to be the
> default option). 
> It's a bit annoying, although I think it does not harm the system, but
> I have as many gfs2_quotad kthreads as mounted filesystem (usually a
> lot, more than 50).
> Thanks in advance,
> Juanra
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