[Dirvish] find looping?
dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 9 04:56:07 EST 2006
Paul Slootman wrote:
> 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
It happened again today so I did an strace -p but there was no output
over five minutes during which top showed the process hogging one of the
CPUs (100% ni).
Any thoughts on what that means?
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