[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD 340.noid periodic script + jails

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Mon Jan 8 22:12:49 EST 2007

On Thu, 4 Jan 2007, Pete Wright wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 26, 2006 at 11:15:55PM -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just thought I'd run this one by the group...
>> You're probably familiar with the periodic script
>> (/etc/periodic/weekly/340.noid) that reports on what files on a host that
>> have an unknown user or group.  One annoyance I've found beyond the
>> occasional tarball that unpacks with unused uids is that many times there
>> are UIDs that exist in a jail but not on the main host.
>> For now we just threw a patch in there to skip the path that matches where
>> we stash the jails.  Ideally I'd like to figure out a method that would
>> not involve applying this everytime we see a change there in a mergemaster
>> run.
>> We brainstormed a bit and came up entry.  Anyone else faced with this tiny
>> annoyance?
> sorry for the really late reply on this, just catching up on my email,
> what does your patch look like?  according to the periodic.conf man page
> you can define this variable:
> weekly_noid_dirs
> 	(str) A list of directories under which orphaned files are
>        searched for.  This would usually be set to /.

Sorry for the late reply to your late reply. :)

That looks like it should help us out.

The "patch" was just to add another line to the find command to exclude 
anything with "jail" in it's name.



> -p
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> Peter Wright
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