Bug 2135 - slocate traverses NFS-mounted filesystems
slocate traverses NFS-mounted filesystems
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: slocate (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-04-12 02:08 EDT by Chris Siebenmann
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-12 13:47:41 EDT
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Description Chris Siebenmann 1999-04-12 02:08:35 EDT
Unlike locate in previous versions of RedHat, the default
/etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron does not exclude non-local
filesystems and will happily traverse them when building
its database.

 On a system with a lot of NFS-mounted filesystems, or
for servers with a lot of clients that mount from it,
this may put a huge load on things.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-12 12:30:59 EDT
assigned to notting
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-12 13:47:59 EDT
fixed in the cron script for slocate-1.4-5. It will now
not index nfs,ncpfs,smbfs file systems by default.

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