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Re: Delay in folder access

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Subject: Re: Delay in folder access
From: "Daniel L. Miller" <dmiller@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:48:20 -0700
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On 7/23/2012 10:44 AM, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
On 7/23/2012 3:28 AM, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
On 7/23/2012 1:29 AM, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
I have an XFS partition on simple 4-disk RAID-10 array.  The array is
mounted at /raid.  I have a variety of subfolders - one of which is
/raid/data - which in turn has a number of subfolders.

Doing a simple "ls /raid" has no problems.  Similarly, no issues with
"ls /raid/data/stuff".  But ... executing "ls /raid/data" results in a
delay, sometimes in minutes, before it returns.
How many files are in /raid/data, excluding subdirs?  If it's many tens
of thousands ls will be slow, but I'd not think multiple minutes worth
of slow.
0 files, 7 subdirs, 1 symlink

I think I figured it out - and it has absolutely nothing to do with XFS. That symlink? It's to an autofs nfs mount - which doesn't exist.

Removing the symlink seems to have resolved the issue.

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