Mikkel L. Ellertson
mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Sat Jul 28 23:58:28 UTC 2007
Vivek J. Patankar wrote:
> Peter Reed wrote:
>> On Saturday 28 July 2007 6:09:50 pm Vivek J. Patankar wrote:
>>> Peter Reed wrote:
>>>> I am receiving this error when I try to use the command updatedb:
>>>> updatedb: src/updatedb.c:721: scan_cwd: Assertion `name_size > 1'
>>>> however locate does seem to work although how old the database is
>>>> any help with this would be appreciated.
>>> It seems that I am also having the same problem. I ran updatedb in
>>> verbose mode and the error comes with the same folder everytime. A
>>> listing of the folder gives strange output. Output from my terminal
>>> updatedb: src/updatedb.c:721: scan_cwd: Assertion `name_size > 1'
>>> [root at marvin parameters]# file /sys/module/nousb/parameters
>>> /sys/module/nousb/parameters: directory
>>> [root at marvin parameters]# cd /sys/module/nousb/parameters
>>> [root at marvin parameters]# ls -l
>>> ls: cannot access : No such file or directory
>>> total 0
>>> -????????? ? ? ? ? ?
>>> [root at marvin parameters]#
>>> I tried rpm -qf to determine which package creates the folder but it
>>> says that the file is not owned by the package.
>>> Can you run updatedb -v and check if the result is similar/identical?
>> Yes this is the same place my run of updatedb is exiting. Same error
>> as you with the same directory. Peter
> Can anybody else on the list verify this? What I would like to know is
> the contents of the directory. Listing the directory gives me strange
The /sys file system is not a real file system - it is created as
part of udev, and contains information about hardware and drivers on
the running system. updatedb should not be checking this tree at
all. I wounder if /sys should be added to the PRUNEPATHS list in
/etc/updatedb.conf - that way the directory would be skipped.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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