I have a rather strange problem certainly due to some misconfiguration somewhere... When I use a sort command on a file I have a result 15 seconds later when running as root; but when the same command is used with another user I have still no result 30 minutes later. What I have checked so far:
- Nice value and priority (checked via top) are the same
- The file is readable by the test user and he has write access in the folder (as the result of the sort is written in another file)
- No limitation on the user (checked with ulimit)
The sort is done on a 300MB text file.
Has anybody an idea where the problem could be?
Thanks a lot for your help.