Seeing many xfs threads in RHEL6 even no xfs filesystem is mounted.

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Issue

  • Seeing many xfs-related threads in system.
# ps aux | grep xfs
root      2676  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    15:28   0:00 [xfs_mru_cache]
root      2677  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    15:28   0:00 [xfslogd/0]
root      2678  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    15:28   0:00 [xfsdatad/0]
root      2679  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    15:28   0:00 [xfsconvertd/0]
root      2680  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    15:28   0:00 [xfsalloc/0]
root      2681  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S    15:28   0:00 [xfseofblocks/0]

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Scalable Filesystem

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