Restricting Periodic Scripts
glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Wed Feb 6 18:00:42 UTC 2013
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On 2/6/13 12:26 PM, Tim Gustafson wrote:
> I have a FreeBSD ZFS file server with tens of millions of files
> stored on it.
> But, the daily periodic scripts like
> /etc/periodic/security/110.neggrpperm and
> /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate take hours iterating through those
> folders, and I just don't need them to be scanned.
> I see that I can edit /etc/locate.rc to fix the behavior for
> /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate but I don't see a way to exclude
> folders from other scripts like
> /etc/periodic/security/110.neggrpperm from scanning them. Is there
> any way to prune out folders that I don't want scanned, or should I
> just disable those jobs?
Have a look at this posting from 2012:
There is a patch for the script in there, but I didn't check to see if
the author ever filed a PR. There's also a workaround that involves
using the nosuid mount option, if that is acceptable in your environment.
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