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[bug #8599] updatedb / locate is unusable over NFS

From: Ole Tange
Subject: [bug #8599] updatedb / locate is unusable over NFS
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 15:37:06 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #4, bug #8599 (project findutils):

I like the idea of using .locatedb for the mounted directories. But why stop
at that? Why not implement, that if a directory contains a file called
.locatedb then it should be assumed it contains the database for the subtree
under this dir?

It should then simply be merged into the main locate database.

I got this idea when my machine was highly irresponsive due to running
updatedb on a huge directory structure that only changes once every month (and
therefore is almost read-only).


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