[TriLUG] Its broke and I gotta fix it
Fri, 8 Feb 2002 14:07:55 -0500 (EST)
On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Rob Carlson wrote:
> Your problems probably are hardware, but I've been woken in the middle
> of the night by my HD whiring, and it turned out to be updatedb running.
> (This is what allows you to run "locate") check your root crontab. su
> - root, crontab -l... Curious if the time for it's running is the time
> you heard the whirring. Quite a few distros put updatedb in crontab by
In Red Hat Linux and its derivatives, updatedb is started by the file
called "slocate.cron" in /etc/cron.daily/
There are several /etc/cron.*/ directories that you should peruse to see
what is being run by "root's crontab" -- and of course check "crontab -l
-u root" also.