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Bug 2135 - slocate traverses NFS-mounted filesystems
Summary: slocate traverses NFS-mounted filesystems
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: slocate
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-12 06:08 UTC by Chris Siebenmann
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-12 17:47:41 UTC

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Description Chris Siebenmann 1999-04-12 06:08:35 UTC
Unlike locate in previous versions of RedHat, the default
/etc/cron.daily/slocate.cron does not exclude non-local
filesystems and will happily traverse them when building
its database.

 On a system with a lot of NFS-mounted filesystems, or
for servers with a lot of clients that mount from it,
this may put a huge load on things.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-04-12 16:30:59 UTC
assigned to notting

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-12 17:47:59 UTC
fixed in the cron script for slocate-1.4-5. It will now
not index nfs,ncpfs,smbfs file systems by default.

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