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Bug 3526 - Problem with slocate on 6.0 sparc machines?
Problem with slocate on 6.0 sparc machines?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: crontabs (Show other bugs)
sparc Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1999-06-17 09:05 EDT by ted
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 18:04:39 EDT
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Description ted 1999-06-17 09:05:14 EDT
I have been noticing on my little SparcClassic that the
daily slocate processes are never exiting.  I have not been
able to figure out why yet.  If I leave my machine running
for a long time, I end up with may of these slocate
processes in a R state.

Slocate is not listed in the component list.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 10:40:59 EDT
what does 'strace <pid of slocate>' say?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 12:35:59 EDT
Um, that's 'strace -p <pid>', of course.

------- Email Received From  ted@serreyn.com 06/18/99 14:57 -------

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Comment 3 ted 1999-06-18 15:16:59 EDT
OK, more specifics.

slocate goes into a loop is you have cdimages mounted on a loopback
device mounted somewhere in the path.  I had 3 cdimages mounted as
/mnt/virtcd0, /mnt/virtcd1, and /mnt/virtcd2 they contained
respectively RedHat6.0 for Intel, Redhat 6.0 for Sparc, and Redhat 6.0
SRPMS.  All cd images were created by me from the freely available

If anyone wants to simulate this problem, I could upload the cd

My work-around was to change the /etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron file to
add the /mnt to the excluded directories.

Ted Serreyn
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-18 15:51:59 EDT
Hm. I mount an iso image here on a sparc, and it still
seems to work OK. I suppose I could try it on an older
sparc and see what that does...

------- Email Received From  ted@serreyn.com 06/21/99 10:25 -------
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 13:08:59 EDT
We still haven't been able to reproduce this.
Try upgrading to the latest slocate ; if it still fails, reopen
this bug.

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