Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8331
ls -l hangs on catalogs owned by removed users
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
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.
... /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.
Fixed in rawhide.