?
Solved

Solaris 2.7- sparc Strange response to ls

Posted on 2004-04-24
3
Medium Priority
?
278 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hello,
   One of our apps creates a lot of files ( intermediate as well as final ) during its course of run. The app runs as a deamon and creates approx. 5000+ files on a file system under multiple directories. When I do "ls or any of the ls combinations" just the size of the directory id displayed rather than a listing a of all the files. When some of the files are cleared "ls" behaves normally. No core dumps or any system messages. What might be going on here?

Thanks
sameer
0
Comment
Question by:danths
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 10910327
An excessive number of nodes will result in the in-memory area becoming to large and 'ls' will fail. Since it doesn't sort the data and prints out the information for each node as it is found 'find' will work where 'ls' fails.
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:danths
ID: 10910345
Thanks for the reply. What is considered "excessive # of nodes" for 2.7
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 150 total points
ID: 10910369
That depends in part on the length of the file name, file sizes, etc. Based on experince I'd more that a couple of thousand files is probably in dangerous territory.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Attention: This article will no longer be maintained. If you have any questions, please feel free to mail me. jgh@FreeBSD.org Please see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-update-server/ for the updated article. It is avail…
Introduction Regular patching is part of a system administrator's tasks. However, many patches require that the system be in single-user mode before they can be installed. A cluster patch in particular can take quite a while to apply if the machine…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question