[PC-BSD Testing] Beta 1 balky using 8GB Thumb, contention issue?

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Sep 8 11:33:15 PDT 2008

Fabrizio Parrella wrote:
> would be worth to include a full locate DB that naturally doesn't include the user folder ?
> it would make it faster to find programs.. or maybe fill up the locate DB at the first RUN, or right after the installation, as a last step before the reboot...
> Fabry
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: DragonFlier 
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>   Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 11:23 PM
>   Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Beta 1 balky using 8GB Thumb, contention issue?
>   I've been strictly running off of a HD but the /dev folder will always show heavy usage as it's more or less a set of mounts for devices on your system. Also, some things run for the first time take a bit. I was ready to report that Find Files and Folders didn't work but it finally popped up...I'm sure that it was first running a 'usr/libexec/locate.updatedb' to initialize the locate database but nothing ever notified the end user. Now it opens almost immediately. Also you were using beta1. Beta2 incorporates more recent improvements in speed and rule sets.

I'm doing some testing with this here, and I can't seem to confirm that 
find files & folders is using the locate.updatedb or anything at first 
run. It does take a long time to start initially, but after that it is 
faster. But when I run locate.updatedb, it takes *much* longer, and does 
seem to be hitting my HD a lot, whereas the find files & folders doesn't 
seem to be doing a lot of disk reads. Maybe it is using some sort of 
other indexing method for the users folder? Nepomunk maybe?


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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