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Re: [Xen-users] Do I need portmap, haldeamon & xfs running on dom0?

> I have a CentOS 5.1 server running Xen and recently installed
> ConfigServer Firewall (CSF) on the main node to give it some protection.
> On a daily basis I'm getting an email about portmap. haldeamon and xfs
> consumming too much resources. The main node, dom0 doesn't even do
> anything, and everything is done on the domU's
> Here's a thread I've posted on the ConfigServer Forums:
> http://forum.configserver.com/showthread.php?t=1225
> So, do I really need these three components for Xen to work properly?

None of them are directly required by Xen.  They may be required by other 
components in your system (particularly in the case of haldaemon, I would 
guess).  Hal does all sorts of stuff involving hotplugging of devices, etc 
that I'm not very clear on.  Portmap is, I think, something to do with NFS, 
xfs is the X font server - I'm not sure what it does but I doubt you need 
that on a typically dom0 either.

You could try switching them off and seeing if anything breaks ;-)


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