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SubjectRe: Difference between 2.0.36 and 2.2.0pre3 ?
Dag Wieers <> wrote:
-> i got this strange problem while untarring a complete source-tree.
-> when i untarred it with a 2.0.36-kernel it took about a minute (what was
-> normal) but when i tried to untar it on my 2.2.0-pre3 it took +-5 sec for
-> just a couple of files... (i was pretty much bored after a minute, it
-> would have been busy for an hour or so) and since the difference was this
-> big, it must have been IDE, right ? (all 2.2.0 suffered from the same
-> 'delay')

-> my system is a plain redhat 5.2 with the newer packages as described in
-> the Documentation/Changes. if you need more information... ;)

I had the same problem. Someone here pointed out the fix. It has to do
with the /etc/nsswitch.conf file, which in Redhat 5.1 and 5.2 assumes you
are using NIS. If you're not using NIS, it will cause these hangs. Edit
/etc/nsswitch.conf and remove all references to nis and the problem
magically disappears.


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