Re: run-parts,find, kupdated: What are they and how to control them?

From: Olaf Dietsche (
Date: Fri Jul 18 2003 - 07:58:46 EST

joe briggs <> writes:

> Please - can someone explain what happens here once a day when my machine
> becomes completely unusable, a tremendous amount of disk i/o begins to occur,
> and 'top' shows "run-parts" and "find" at > 80% cpu utilization. What are
> they doing? Are they necessary? Can they be controlled. In Googling for
> these answers first, all I see are compaints, but no answers. Can someone
> PLEASE either explain what these are doing and how they are controlled, or
> point me in the right direction? Many thanks.

This has nothing to do with the kernel. I guess, it's a cron job. Do a

$ grep find /etc/crontab /etc/cron*/*

and look wether one of the entries corresponds with the time when your
machine becomes unusable.

Regards, Olaf.
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