Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3771
NFS client problems accessing large directories
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 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)
davem and Alan Cc:ed on this one. Assigned to dledford.