Bug 3771 - NFS client problems accessing large directories
NFS client problems accessing large directories
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-06-28 03:05 EDT by eloranta
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Description eloranta 1999-06-28 03:05:10 EDT
Linux (Kernel-2.2.5-22) mounts a directory from SGI (IRIX
6.4). Enter the NFS mounted directory (on linux) that
contains many files (in my case 3822). Do ls or echo *
there. The machine almost deadlocks and all memory
gets reserved -> ls and echo die saying out of memory.

Kernel 2.0.36 does not have this problem.

mount command on Linux says:
/dev/hda1 on / type ext2 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
yyy.yyy.jyu.fi:/usr/people on /usr/people type nfs

(with xxx and yyy obviously filled in)
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-28 04:16:59 EDT
davem and Alan Cc:ed on this one. Assigned to dledford.

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