I have about 600 files in my shared drive /1/users/prog. Now, I unfortunately created many of those files when I was logged in as root. So, each time I call up a File Browser window on my Linux box to view /mnt/narcoa/1/users/prog, Facetwin writes a message to /usr/adm/syslog every time it finds a file in my /1/users/prog that has ownership other than prog! I often wondered why there was such a delay in building the window. I did a series of chown & chgrp, and removed some really old files, and now the window comes up in one-tenth of the time. I really need to check other users' shared drives as well, this is one big reason why my /usr/adm/syslog gets so bloated.
I wonder how many of us dinosaurs are out there who might benefit from it? I think it is an issue unique to Facetwin, but I have not tried samba yet, so maybe that wastes time updating similar logs. I have similar messages that come up in the case of one machine shared by multiple users. The /etc/rc.local executes the smbmount as one user, but when another user is logged on, and browses the shared drive, the /usr/adm/syslog is like the energizer bunny, it keeps going, and going....
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