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Bug 608094 - updatedb of mlocate hangs on sshfs filesystem
updatedb of mlocate hangs on sshfs filesystem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mlocate (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-25 12:22 EDT by Penelope Fudd
Modified: 2011-04-05 17:35 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: mlocate-0.24-1.fc15
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Last Closed: 2011-04-05 17:35:52 EDT
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Description Penelope Fudd 2010-06-25 12:22:08 EDT
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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount a filesystem using sshfs
2. Kill the ssh
3. Run updatedb
Actual results:
updatedb hangs when it encounters the filesystem (probably)

Expected results:
No hang

Additional info:
Maybe sshfs could be improved instead, incorporating lessons from the nfs manpage?
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Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-03-31 15:18:44 EDT
mlocate-0.24-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Comment 3 Miloslav Trmač 2011-03-31 15:20:36 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-04-01 22:48:37 EDT
Package mlocate-0.24-1.fc15:
* 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'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-04-05 17:35:38 EDT
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.

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