bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #19661, updatedb PRUNEPATHS needs...


bug #19661: updatedb PRUNEPATHS needs augmenting

Submitter:  Eric Blake <ericb>
Submitted:  Sun 22 Apr 2007 02:02:37 AM UTC
Category:  updatedb Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Wrong result Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  jay
Originator Name:  Eric Blake Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.3.4 Fixed Release:  4.3.5
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Sun 22 Apr 2007 04:20:39 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Applied to 4.3.x.  Please remember to patch NEWS too, if the change is user-visible.

James Youngman <jay>
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Sun 22 Apr 2007 02:02:37 AM UTC, original submission:  

Cygwin does not yet have full file system identification support (although it is in the works for cygwin 1.7.0).  Therefore, PRUNEFS fails to exclude a vast majority of file systems, including procfs.  However, archiving the contents of /proc is prone to failure, and is the intended behavior.  Furthermore, on cygwin, scanning /proc/registry takes hours to search ALL of Windows internal state, but with no executables likely to be found.

This patch to ignore /proc via PRUNEPATHS has been included in several cygwin releases, but seems worth including upstream.

2007-04-21  Eric Blake  <ebb9@byu.net>

        * locate/updatedb.sh (PRUNEPATHS): Exclude /proc by default.

Eric Blake <ericb>
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file #12557:  findutils.patch5 added by ericb (625B - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-05-05 jay Open/ClosedOpen Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.3.5
    2007-04-22 jay Assigned toNone jay
    2007-04-22 jay StatusConfirmed Fixed
    2007-04-22 ericb Attached File- Added findutils.patch5, #12557

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