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Bug 8331 - ls -l hangs on catalogs owned by removed users
ls -l hangs on catalogs owned by removed users
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils (Show other bugs)
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.


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

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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