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Bug 2728 - updatedb (bdflush)
Summary: updatedb (bdflush)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: findutils
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-11 07:27 UTC by stef.pillaert
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-01 19:24:35 UTC

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Description stef.pillaert 1999-05-11 07:27:34 UTC
Don't know if this is a bug, but locate acts strange now and
then, so...

I notice that updatedb keeps on running (forever?)
"ps aux" shows:


Should there be something excluded in slocate? Or is this
behaviour normal?



Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-11 14:35:59 UTC
that's update (bdflush), which is the kernel's cache
flushing-daemon. It doesn't have anything to do with

Comment 2 stef.pillaert 1999-05-12 07:10:59 UTC
OOPS!! Very sorry!
But the reason I got confused was: running "updatedb" (and not
slocate, sorry) hangs. (and I thought it was launched at startup, and
confused it with update)

Should I exclude something from updatedb?


Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-05-13 15:04:59 UTC
If you do 'strace -o output updatedb', and then look at
the output file when it hangs, where is it hanging?

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 22:33:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2682 ***

Comment 5 stef.pillaert 1999-05-17 08:32:59 UTC
Well, it seems to hang when doing "chdir(".automount")". Do you want
me to give you the details given by strace?

Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-01 19:02:59 UTC
I've replace updatedb in slocate-1.6-1 to more perfectly imitate
the behavior of the findutils updatedb. This means that certain
directories and NFS or smb mount points will not be searched while
building the slocate database.

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