Re: df command race condition

Steven N. Hirsch (
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 18:27:37 -0400

Derrik Pates wrote:
> I have a feeling that this is already a known thing, but here goes: If you
> run the df command and the current working directory has been removed, the
> df CPU consumption skyrockets, but it never displays anything. I'm not
> sure what version I have, but it's the version that's included with the
> Slackware 3.0 distribution. It say it's from GNU fileutils 3.12 if that
> helps.

The same symptoms occur when 'df' is run after losing connection with a
remote NFS server. I'm not sure that this represents actual breakage,
but it is a tad annoying..