rsync 2.4.7pre1 release

Martin Pool mbp at
Tue Aug 14 12:32:39 EST 2001

On 11 Aug 2001, Phil Howard <phil-rsync at> wrote:
> Martin Pool wrote:
> >  * Wayne's updated EOF and nohang patches.  (Look promising but need
> >    more consideration.)
> I cannot try 2.4.7-pre1 without the nohang patch.  I suppose I can
> apply his patch to 2.4.7-pre1 and run it that way.  But the hang
> bug is virtually a show stopper for the kinds of things I'm trying
> to use rsync for.  Would testing 2.4.7-pre1 with the nohang patch
> added on be a useful test for you?  What causes the hang anyway?

pre2 will have Wayne's patch.  We'll see how that works.

> Actually there is another show stopper looming.  Rsync loads and
> transfers the entire file tree all at once.

Yes, it's a problem.  The architectural changes are too large to do in
this release.  (If you have a patch, though...)  It will have to wait
for either 2.5.0, or 3.0.


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