ls -l takes a forever to finish.

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Nov 27 15:13:24 PST 2007

Mark Evans wrote:
> I'm using FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE.  When I run "ls -l" it takes forever for the it to complete. top shows that the "ls -l" command uses about 98% of the CPU doing the time.  If I run "ls"  I do not experience any problem.  anyone have any ideas?

Are you using NIS for user/group lookups?

Is it a large directory that is taking a long time to sort?


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