[arch-dev-public] What is man-db and why is it so crappy?

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Jun 18 04:40:43 EDT 2009

Thomas Bächler wrote:
> man-db runs a cronjob daily. Every time this cronjob runs, it causes 
> very high system load for about 5 minutes (this is longer than 
> updatedb). Does it really have to run daily? If so, is it really 
> normal that it causes such high load? I would hope not. Can this 
> please be fixed, it is very annoying.

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