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SubjectRe: Large numbers of files.
On Fri, 7 Aug 1998, Rogier Wolff wrote:

> Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > If you run this until it errors out from a full file-system, you
> > (may) find....
> >
> > # rm -r /tmp <SEGFAULTS>
> > # rm /tmp/file.00000000 <waits forever and can't be killed>
> > # ls /tmp <waits forever and can't be killed>
> > # vi /tmp/file.00000000 <waits forever and can't be killed>
> My guess is that the segfault is a kernel oops. (Look in your favorite
> logfile). This killed the program before it finished the "rm" which
> holds a lock on the directory.
> Roger.

Yep. Some dcache stuff. Will check into it after a "work break".
Film at 11

Dick Johnson
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