[Dirvish] find looping?

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Fri Feb 3 06:58:07 EST 2006


On Fri 03 Feb 2006, Dave Howorth wrote:

> Has anybody had any problems with find looping?
> 
> I occasionally find in the morning that my overnight dirvish script 
> hasn't finished because one of the jobs is blocked. When I look with 
> top, I always discover a 'find' is hogging the CPU:
> 
>   PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
> 19073 root      39  15  2924  704 2752 R 99.9  0.0   1833:14 find

If find is indeed looping, I'd suspect possible file system problems.

A strace would show if it is indeed looping. Perhaps filter on chdir
calls...


Paul Slootman


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