Bug 3526

Summary: Problem with slocate on 6.0 sparc machines?
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: ted
Component: crontabsAssignee: Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>
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Version: 6.0   
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Description ted 1999-06-17 13:05:14 UTC
I have been noticing on my little SparcClassic that the
daily slocate processes are never exiting.  I have not been
able to figure out why yet.  If I leave my machine running
for a long time, I end up with may of these slocate
processes in a R state.

Slocate is not listed in the component list.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 14:40:59 UTC
what does 'strace <pid of slocate>' say?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 16:35:59 UTC
Um, that's 'strace -p <pid>', of course.

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Comment 3 ted 1999-06-18 19:16:59 UTC
OK, more specifics.

slocate goes into a loop is you have cdimages mounted on a loopback
device mounted somewhere in the path.  I had 3 cdimages mounted as
/mnt/virtcd0, /mnt/virtcd1, and /mnt/virtcd2 they contained
respectively RedHat6.0 for Intel, Redhat 6.0 for Sparc, and Redhat 6.0
SRPMS.  All cd images were created by me from the freely available

If anyone wants to simulate this problem, I could upload the cd

My work-around was to change the /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron file to
add the /mnt to the excluded directories.

Ted Serreyn

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-18 19:51:59 UTC
Hm. I mount an iso image here on a sparc, and it still
seems to work OK. I suppose I could try it on an older
sparc and see what that does...

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Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 17:08:59 UTC
We still haven't been able to reproduce this.
Try upgrading to the latest slocate ; if it still fails, reopen
this bug.