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Bug 151770 - updatedb running on a large LVM disk makes whole computer crash
updatedb running on a large LVM disk makes whole computer crash
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lvm2 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alasdair Kergon
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Reported: 2005-03-22 02:13 EST by Paul Tarjan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-08 11:10:08 EDT
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Description Paul Tarjan 2005-03-22 02:13:41 EST
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Description of problem:
Whenever updatedb is ran on a large lvm disk the computer fails to respond to anyterhing (conosle or remote logins)

Disk is this size:
                     330955256 268162252  45981384  86% /files

Here is lvs:
  LV    VG    Attr   LSize   Origin Snap%  Move Copy%
  files drive -wi-ao 320.66G
  home  drive -wi-ao   5.91G
  slash drive -wi-ao   7.88G
  swap  drive -wi-ao 768.00M

And vgs:
  VG    #PV #LV #SN Attr  VSize   VFree
  drive   3   4   0 wz--n 335.19G    0

And pgs:
  PV         VG    Fmt  Attr PSize   PFree
  /dev/hda2  drive lvm2 a-    74.41G    0
  /dev/hdb1  drive lvm2 a-   186.28G    0
  /dev/hdc1  drive lvm2 a-    74.50G    0

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run updatedb
2. Shortly, machine becomes unresponsive


Actual Results:  Shortly, machine becomes unresponsive

Expected Results:  Locate database should have been constructed

Additional info:
Comment 1 Alasdair Kergon 2005-05-04 08:48:21 EDT
Does it respond eventually or does the machine hang (ie disk activity stops

If it hangs, please use sysreq to obtain a dump of the process backtraces.
Comment 2 Alasdair Kergon 2005-08-08 11:10:08 EDT
If you see this problem again with the latest release (fc4), please reopen and
supply sysreq info.

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