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Bug 3771 - NFS client problems accessing large directories
Summary: NFS client problems accessing large directories
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-06-28 07:05 UTC by eloranta
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description eloranta 1999-06-28 07:05:10 UTC
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) on /usr/people type nfs

(with xxx and yyy obviously filled in)

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-28 08:16:59 UTC
davem and Alan Cc:ed on this one. Assigned to dledford.

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