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>>>>> "DP" == Derrik Pates <dpates@cavern.nmsu.edu> writes:
In article <Pine.LNX.3.94.960924214111.22862A-100000@Cavern.NMSU.Edu> Derrik Pates <dpates@cavern.nmsu.edu> writes:

DP> I have a feeling that this is already a known thing, but here goes: If you
DP> run the df command and the current working directory has been removed, the
DP> df CPU consumption skyrockets, but it never displays anything. I'm not
DP> sure what version I have, but it's the version that's included with the
DP> Slackware 3.0 distribution. It say it's from GNU fileutils 3.12 if that
DP> helps.

What linux release do you run?
I've tried the following commands with linux 2.0.14 and df 3.9
(a.out):

mkdir /tmp/outch
cd /tmp/outch
rmdir /tmp/outch
df
df .
df /tmp/outch

... they all worked fine here and give an error message where suitable.
IMHO this is is not a kernel issue!?

- - Andreas

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