get periodic to not scan a partition
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Sat Aug 2 12:19:14 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2 Aug 2008 06:22:17 -0400
"B. Cook" <bcook at poughkeepsieschools.org> wrote:
> hello all,
> I have a machine doing backups with backuppc (excellent program btw)
> and I have them being stored in /exports
> /dev/ad4s1h 57G 31G 21G 60% /exports
> /dev/ad4s1h on /exports (ufs, local, noatime, soft-updates)
> it is now almost 6:20 am and periodic has been running since 3:01..
> and it will complete in another 4 hours..
> root 92866 0.6 0.1 3064 1488 ?? D 3:01AM 1:00.93
> find / exports -xdev -type f ( -perm -u+x -or -perm -g+x -or -perm
> -o+x ) ( - perm -u+s -or -perm -g+s ) -print0
> is there something I can do to get periodic to not look in /exports?
The above search is looking for setuid binaries, if you mount /exports
as noexec and/or nosuid then it wont get searched.
You may also need to curtail the locate search as someone already
mentioned, although that's only weekly and it only searches
directories that the user "nobody" can read.
7 hours does seem a very long time though, these searches only take a
few minutes for 1.3TB on my desktop machine, and it's several years old.
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