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Re: [ProgSoc] find process in linux
At 10:12 12 Dec 1998 +1100, Vik wrote:
| My linux (debian 2) machine quite frequently starts upa a 'find' process
| with owner 'nobody'. This slows the system down considerably for quite a
| while. Anyone have any ideas what this is,and if I should take steps to
| stop it happening (and how one would do this)?
Having just installed debian myself, I share you pain. At first, I
thought it was the 'locate' thing suggested by some of the others on
this list, so I moved that, but it didn't help. If you try it, I expect
you'll discover the same thing.
After a bit of grepping, the file /etc/cron.daily/standard goes through
all your filesystems looking for setuid file changes. It takes forever,
and it happened to me every day when I booted my computer. (If I left
the computer off until 3pm, it'd do it when I started it up). Very
I moved this file to /etc/cron.weekly/standard (there was a
/etc/cron.monthly/standard already, and I didn't think weekly would
bother me as much). This helped, although I still experience the effect
on Sundays. ;)
Debian's really nice overall, but that bit sucked. ;)
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