Why updatedb doesn't traverse my external HD?

G.Wolfe Woodbury redwolfe at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 15:36:47 UTC 2011

On 12/23/2011 10:33 AM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> [root at Yoda ~]# cat /etc/updatedb.conf
> PRUNEFS = "9p afs anon_inodefs auto autofs bdev binfmt_misc cgroup cifs coda
> configfs cpuset debugfs devpts ecryptfs exofs fuse fuse.sshfs fusectl gfs gfs2
> hugetlbfs inotifyfs iso9660 jffs2 lustre mqueue ncpfs nfs nfs4 nfsd pipefs proc
> ramfs rootfs rpc_pipefs securityfs selinuxfs sfs sockfs sysfs tmpfs ubifs udf
> usbfs"
> PRUNENAMES = ".git .hg .svn"
> PRUNEPATHS = "/afs /mnt /net /sfs /tmp /udev /var/cache/ccache /var/spool/cups
> /var/spool/squid /var/tmp"
> I have also configured bind mounts to be traversed, hoping that it might fix the
> problem with /media. It didn't.
> This configuration used to work on F14. Skipped F15, clean-installed F16, if it
> matters.

Maybe the "usbfs" tag in prunefs?

G.Wolfe Woodbury

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