This issue appears reiserFS-related. (which is what I'm running on my
OES/SuSe boxes)

Issuing an 'ls' comnmand hangs the console, and can take up to a minute to
return a directory listing.

Oddly, performing an 'strace ls' returns the output of the strace,
*including* the directory listing as quickly as one would expect a plain
'ls' to.

I've seen faint murmurs on this out in newsgroup land, but nothing that has
led to any enlightenment on what might be causing this, or a potential

Any ideas?