open issue regarding local copies and -W

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Sat Dec 1 04:42:22 EST 2001

On 4 Sep 2001 21:24:33 +1000, Martin Poole <mbp at> wrote:
> On 14 Aug 2001, Dave Dykstra <dwd at> wrote:
> > Martin,
> > > I want to remind you that there's still an open issue regarding copies when
> > both source and destination are on the local machine (including over NFS):
> Thanks for the reminder.  I hope the regression suite will help chase
> these things out and keep them out.  I haven't had time yet to merge
> and test the nohang patch.
> > I put a patch into the CVS to automatically imply the '-W' option in that
> > case, and somebody said he was concerned about that because he found that
> > with -W on local copies he had cases where rsync would lock up, and it
> > wouldn't without -W (I presume because -W artificially slows it down).
> > Should there be an option to turn -W back off, overriding that new default
> > (or should the new default be taken back out)?  There are a few other
> > options that would be nice to be able to negate (--blocking-io comes to
> > mind), maybe there should be a consistent way of specifying them.  Should
> > the bug that causes lockup with -W be investigated (or has it already been
> > fixed with the Wayne Davison patches)?
> I suppose we should have the --no-* option syntax.  That's pretty simple.

This didn't make it into 2.5.0.  Can you take care of it Martin?  Maybe
you thought I was going to do it.

- Dave

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