Soft Update - directory/file listing

Peter Pentchev roam at
Wed Aug 27 23:20:58 PDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:47:18AM +0300, vezku at wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm having trouble with slow directory/file listing, which especially
> noticable with SSH. It can be noticed when doing "ls -l" (UID/GID
> resolving, sorting)on a directory that has only about 200
> files/subdirectories.
> My system is a 5.1-RELEASE, sparc64 on SUN250E (I first asked from the
> sparc64 list). There are about 5000 accounts on this server.

A quick shot in the dark: is the file listing also slow *without*
the uid/gid resolving?

> The file system does not have Soft Updates enabled. Would this help?
> Any similar experiences? All hints greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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