There was just a security update that dealt with changes to getdirent or
something along those lines.

Check the security notices, and then see if reverting that change makes a

It was just in the past week here.

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Hartmut Brandt <>wrote:

> Hi,
> I've updated one of my -current machines this week (previous update was in
> february). Now I see a strange effect (it seems only on NFS mounts): ls or
> even echo * will list only some files (strange enough the first files from
> the normal, alphabetically ordered list). If I change something in the
> directory (delete a file or create a new one) for some time the complete
> listing will appear but after sime time (seconds to a minute or so) again
> only part of the files is listed.
> A ktrace on ls /usr/src/lib/libc/gen shows that getdirentries is called
> only once (returning 4096). For a full listing getdirentries is called 5
> times with the last returning 0.
> I can still open files that are not listed if I know their name, though.
> The NFS server is a Windows 2008 server with an OpenText NFS Server which
> works without problems to all the other FreeBSD machines.
> So what could that be?
> Regards,
> harti
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