Bug 3164 - slocate hangs on mounted VFAT partitions
slocate hangs on mounted VFAT partitions
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: crontabs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
: 3280 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-05-30 18:04 EDT by Adam Spiers
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 18:04:18 EDT
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Description Adam Spiers 1999-05-30 18:04:33 EDT
slocate hangs on mounted VFAT partitions.
Reproduce via:

1. mount a VFAT partition
2. run /usr/bin/slocate -u -e
"/tmp,/var/tmp,/usr/tmp,/afs,/net,/proc" -v
   (as typically run from /etc/cron.daily, but with an
   extra -v option to see what's going on)
3. watch it get stuck and eat CPU when it encounters the
   VFAT partition

Please note!
The Redhat 6.0 Bugzilla is missing the slocate component,
preventing me from logging this properly.  I suspect that
many of the RPMs added to Redhat since 5.2 (the
enlightenment RPMs are another example) are missing from
this Bugzilla config.  I will submit this problem separately
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-01 15:23:59 EDT
Fixed (by excluding vfat in cron.daily) in slocate-1.6-1.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-05 12:01:59 EDT
*** Bug 3280 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

slocate launched from cron or from commandline hangs
with vfat filesystems mounted.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-14 14:42:59 EDT
Can you update to the latest slocate version and try
it *without* excluding VFAT partitions?
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-15 10:45:59 EDT
Moreover, I can't reproduce this on a VFAT partition here,
with slocate-1.4
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-16 12:59:59 EDT
If you can get it stuck, what does an strace
of the slocate process say?
Comment 6 Adam Spiers 1999-06-19 13:48:59 EDT
Damn, I can't reproduce it any more.  I've reincluded /mnt/C
in the slocate cron job in the hope that it will stop working;
if so, I'll get you an strace.
Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-01 11:10:59 EDT
This bug appears to be resolved. Please reopen if I'm wrong.

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