Re: 'ls' hangs FC6

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On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 08:06 -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 17:15 -0400, Joe Smith wrote:
> >> Mark Haney wrote:
> >>> And yes /bin/ls --color=tty hangs.  In fact, I changed it to color=auto 
> >>> and THAT hangs as well.  I changed the ls alias to be just 'ls' and that 
> >>> works fine for all directories that were hanging  before.  But now, ls 
> >>> -l hangs too.  Man, this is weird.
> >> Both colorizing the names based on the file type and getting the file 
> >> metadata for a long listing require reading each file's inode, whereas 
> >> 'ls' showing only the name requires only reading the directory data.
> > 
> > If that's the case then "ls -l" should also hang. Does it?
> > 
> > poc
> > 
> ls -l /does/ hang in those cases, /with/ and /without/ the color option. 
>   However, the hang is different.  With ls --color=tty the hang locks 
> the entire ssh session.  Whereas I can CTRL+C out of the ls -l hang.
> So you think this is inode/disk related?
Since this happens in only one directory I would think it is the
directory that is the problem.

Try: echo * 
in that directory and see what you get.

Everyone is more or less mad on one point. -- Rudyard Kipling
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: [email protected]

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