Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3164
slocate hangs on mounted VFAT partitions
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
slocate hangs on mounted VFAT partitions.
1. mount a VFAT partition
2. run /usr/bin/slocate -u -e
(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
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
Fixed (by excluding vfat in cron.daily) in slocate-1.6-1.
*** Bug 3280 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
slocate launched from cron or from commandline hangs
with vfat filesystems mounted.
Can you update to the latest slocate version and try
it *without* excluding VFAT partitions?
Moreover, I can't reproduce this on a VFAT partition here,
If you can get it stuck, what does an strace
of the slocate process say?
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.
This bug appears to be resolved. Please reopen if I'm wrong.