On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 09:46:28AM -0600, Kim Lux (Mr.) wrote:
I never even thought it would be a cron job !
This doesn't explain the top process running as root though.
Furthermore, prelink ran for about 10 minutes at 80+%. It is running on
an otherwise unloaded 3.2GHz P4 with 1GB RAM. I think there was
something wrong with it.
If you have upgraded glibc, then nothing is wrong about prelink running
for 10 or even 30 minutes depending on how many programs you have instaled
and how fast the CPU is.
When glibc is upgraded, prelink needs to re-prelink all binaries on your
system and all libraries they are using, so in the order of several
thousands of binaries and libraries.
On the other side, when nothing got upgraded within last day, prelink
when not running in its fortnight non-quick mode should take just a few
seconds, if caches are really cold worst case a minute or two.