Description of problem:
The system generated an email that says:
/usr/bin/updatedb: `/var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db' is locked (probably by an earlier updatedb)
Typing 'lsof -p `pidof updatedb`' hangs.
From google searching, it appears that it's hanging on an sshfs mounted filesystem where the underlying ssh has timed out and disconnected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount a filesystem using sshfs
2. Kill the ssh
3. Run updatedb
updatedb hangs when it encounters the filesystem (probably)
Maybe sshfs could be improved instead, incorporating lessons from the nfs manpage?
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mlocate-0.24-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Thanks for your report. mlocate should ideally exclude all fuse file systems; fuse.sshfs is one of those that really matters, so I have added an explicit exclusion in mlocate-0.24-1.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mlocate-0.24-1.fc15'
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mlocate-0.24-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.