Bug 2728 - updatedb (bdflush)
updatedb (bdflush)
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: findutils (Show other bugs)
6.0
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-11 03:27 EDT by stef.pillaert
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-01 15:24:35 EDT
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Description stef.pillaert 1999-05-11 03:27:34 EDT
Don't know if this is a bug, but locate acts strange now and
then, so...

I notice that updatedb keeps on running (forever?)
"ps aux" shows:

updatedb(bdflush)

Should there be something excluded in slocate? Or is this
behaviour normal?

Thanks,

Stef.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-11 10:35:59 EDT
that's update (bdflush), which is the kernel's cache
flushing-daemon. It doesn't have anything to do with
slocate.
Comment 2 stef.pillaert 1999-05-12 03:10:59 EDT
OOPS!! Very sorry!
But the reason I got confused was: running "updatedb" (and not
slocate, sorry) hangs. (and I thought it was launched at startup, and
confused it with update)

Should I exclude something from updatedb?
Thanks.

Stef.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-13 11:04:59 EDT
If you do 'strace -o output updatedb', and then look at
the output file when it hangs, where is it hanging?
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 18:33:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2682 ***
Comment 5 stef.pillaert 1999-05-17 04:32:59 EDT
Well, it seems to hang when doing "chdir(".automount")". Do you want
me to give you the details given by strace?
Stef.
Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-01 15:02:59 EDT
I've replace updatedb in slocate-1.6-1 to more perfectly imitate
the behavior of the findutils updatedb. This means that certain
directories and NFS or smb mount points will not be searched while
building the slocate database.

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