Listing Directory Contents Hangs For Up To A Minute

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • Performing a long listing of a directory (ls -l) hangs for up to a minute.
  • When the command finally completes, a group ownership of one or more items in the directory is shown as a group ID (GID) number instead of a name.
# cd /data/

# time ls -l
total 0
drwx------.  3 peter   finance  121 Apr 26 20:07 peter
drwx------.  4 steve    199999  125 Jun 11 11:15 steve
drwxr-x---   2 victor      ops   97 May  2 20:28 victor

real    1m1.223s
user    0m9.007s
sys     0m0.002s


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