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[bug #19661] updatedb PRUNEPATHS needs augmenting

From: Eric Blake
Subject: [bug #19661] updatedb PRUNEPATHS needs augmenting
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 02:02:38 +0000
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                 Summary: updatedb PRUNEPATHS needs augmenting
                 Project: findutils
            Submitted by: ericb
            Submitted on: Saturday 04/21/2007 at 20:02
                Category: updatedb
                Severity: 3 - Normal
              Item Group: Wrong result
                  Status: Confirmed
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Eric Blake
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
         Discussion Lock: Any
                 Release: 4.3.4
           Fixed Release: None



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  <address@hidden>

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


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Date: Saturday 04/21/2007 at 20:02  Name: findutils.patch5  Size: 625B   By:



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