ls -l takes a forever to finish.
speedtoys.racing at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 08:19:30 PST 2007
HOW large is the directory?
ls | wc -l
On Nov 28, 2007 7:44 AM, Mark Evans <mbe2 at bayou.com> wrote:
> No we are not using NIS.
> it is a large directory i am listing. actually it is the /usr/home
> directory, and is probably the largest on the system. However "ls -l" runs
> for close to six minutesand spends the 10 seconds scrolling the screen
> the results. so i wait ls to start showing the results for about 5 and a
> half minutes. Even on a older and much slower system i've never seen it
> talk more than 15 seconds to complete.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kris Kennaway" <kris at FreeBSD.org>
> To: "Mark Evans" <mbe2 at bayou.com>
> Cc: <questions at FreeBSD.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 5:13 PM
> Subject: Re: ls -l takes a forever to finish.
> > 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%
> >> the CPU doing the time. If I run "ls" I do not experience any
> >> 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?
> > Kris
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