David Kirkpatrick spoke these words of wisdom:
: Is this the result of some previously useful cron job? What is
Well, I think you got the solution there. I believe Joe stumbled
over an 'updatedb' run by cron. This updates the databes needed
when you do a 'locate <filename>', so that you do not have
to run a long 'find / <filename>'!
: the cron log. It would be helpful to have your top line for
: the top printout. 0:27 is that the time and how long was the
: fine going ?? was it 27 seconds? If someone has such a process
: started for a good reason then its priority may be scaled back or
: nice'd into obscurity.
: David Kirkpatrick
:> Occassionally my harddisk goes wild with activity and top reports:
:> 263 root 14 0 992 368 256 R 91.4 0.5 0:27 find / ( -fstype
:> nfs -o -fstype
:> Any ideas what's going on?
:> clear skies, |http://www.erols.com/jringer3/astro1.htm
:> Joe |
:> |The internet treats censorship like
:> |damage and routes around it.
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