Bug 8331 - ls -l hangs on catalogs owned by removed users
ls -l hangs on catalogs owned by removed users
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-10 08:54 EST by Xyvind Eide
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-11 10:07:24 EST
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Description Xyvind Eide 2000-01-10 08:54:19 EST
When ls -l is run on a catalog containing catalog(s) owned by users no
longer existing on the system, ls hangs and the memory usage of the job
grows until linux hangs because of high load.

Example:

The catalog /home contains the catalog mm owned by the user marius, who
were removed from the system earlier today.

... /home > ls -l

listes the catalogs before mm in the alphabet, then ls hangs.

The command

... /home > ls -l mm

works fine, it gives the number of the now removed owner as owner of the
catalog.

The problem also is created by ftp users doing a long ls.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-11 10:07:59 EST
Fixed in rawhide.

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