Bug 1223582 - RFE: skip indexing /var/lib/ceph
Summary: RFE: skip indexing /var/lib/ceph
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mlocate
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michal Sekletar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-05-20 23:06 UTC by Ken Dreyer (Red Hat)
Modified: 2015-06-21 00:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: mlocate-0.26-8.fc21
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-07 16:03:57 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Ken Dreyer (Red Hat) 2015-05-20 23:06:46 UTC
Description of problem:
Ceph is a software-defined storage project, and it stores its data in /var/lib/ceph as a big set of files. The problem is that updatedb indexes /var/lib/ceph along with everything else on the system. This /var/lib/ceph location is typically *very* large, and Ceph users are not supposed to go poking around at the files in there.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount some large OSD disks under /var/lib/ceph
2. updatedb runs and indexes all of the OSDs' files

Actual results:
IO slows to a crawl

Expected results:
updatedb excludes Ceph data (add /var/lib/ceph to PRUNEPATHS)

Additional info:
Ceph also has a filesystem, so it would be nice to exclude the "ceph" and "fuse.ceph" filesystem types as well (via PRUNEFS).

For more background information, see a thread on the ceph-users mailing list: http://lists.ceph.com/pipermail/ceph-users-ceph.com/2014-February/037446.html

More discussion on ceph-devel: http://www.spinics.net/lists/ceph-devel/msg18098.html

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2015-05-27 11:15:43 UTC
mlocate-0.26-8.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2015-05-28 11:58:04 UTC
Package mlocate-0.26-8.fc21:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mlocate-0.26-8.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2015-05-28 12:49:37 UTC
mlocate-0.26-10.fc22 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 22.

Comment 4 Ken Dreyer (Red Hat) 2015-05-28 14:39:03 UTC
Thanks for shipping this change!

Would you mind excluding the "ceph" and "fuse.ceph" filesystem types as well, adding them to PRUNEFS?

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2015-06-07 16:03:57 UTC
mlocate-0.26-10.fc22 has been pushed to the Fedora 22 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2015-06-21 00:19:38 UTC
mlocate-0.26-8.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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