i suppose this one might be solved by rebooting but that's not exactly a favorable option. this is occuring while i telnet into the system since it is in a remote location. basically when i run "df -k" my session hangs. also if i'm in / and run "ls -l" it hangs. i can run "ls -l" in any other directory and it doesn't hang and i can run "ls" in / and it doesn't hang. any ideas? the easy option is just to reboot but that's not exactly the solution i'm looking for since there are users on it constantly.