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Bug 8331 - ls -l hangs on catalogs owned by removed users
Summary: ls -l hangs on catalogs owned by removed users
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-01-10 13:54 UTC by Xyvind Eide
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-11 15:07:24 UTC

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Description Xyvind Eide 2000-01-10 13:54:19 UTC
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 15:07:59 UTC
Fixed in rawhide.

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