[CentOS] system crash by "find"

Sun Apr 29 21:12:14 UTC 2007
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

Is it possible to crash a system just by running the find command?  I
connected to a machine running CentOS 5.0 x86_64 and issued a command:

find / -name filename -print

Now, this machine is not responding to a ping.  I cannot see what
happened until I get to the box tomorrow morning.  Although I seldom
do a find / , I had never seen this sort of problem before.