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Re: ls tries to open devices

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: ls tries to open devices
Date: 28 Nov 2001 12:35:41 -0800
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"Bruno A. C. Ferreira" <bcostaf@codata.com.br> writes:

> When I try to list devices in /dev, hurd creates a process related to the 
> device listed.

This is not a bug.  

> if I list all the directory, I have lots of processes running, and
> the system becomes extremely slow (because I have only 24M RAM).

It should not remain slow; the processes should get paged out and stop
interfering with operation after a bit.

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