Re: find eating all memory
On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 06:45:53PM -0600, Bryan Andersen wrote:
> Andreas Rottmann wrote:
> > Michael De Nil <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > on a simple 'find /var -name sendmail* -print' command, the find-process
> > > eats all my memory (128 Meg RAM)
> > > when there is no memory left, the process gets killed.
> > >
> > > I work with debian woody with recent update, reiserfs, 128 meg RAM & 256
> > > meg SWAP on my P3 733 system.
> Check the file system for symbolic link loops.
But these occur quite often.. especially with Nautilus - the Desktop directory has a link back to home. IMHO, find should
be able to check for those loops.