Is a partition close to full, use df to see that.
Is ls -l aliased to something else that is digging into your directory tree, like when you're in /usr and type du?


brian

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Mark Evans wrote:

I'm using FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE.  When I run "ls -l" it takes forever for the it to complete. top 
shows that the "ls -l" command uses about 98% of the CPU doing the time.  If I run "ls"  
I do not experience any problem.  anyone have any ideas?

Thanks
Mark
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