rsync hanging at end of transfer

Eric Whiting ewhiting at
Tue Oct 2 09:28:03 EST 2001

Search the mailing list for references to Wayne's no-hang patches -- or
get pre1 out of the cvs server and the hangs should go away.


Charles Sprickman wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just started playing around with rsync (latest - 2.4.6) over ssh
> (openssh 2.9p2) on FreeBSD to sync up home directories on a pair of web
> servers.
> It all works great, but in trying to get a script going out of cron to
> automate this, I'm finding that there's about a 50/50 chance that at the
> end of the run, rsync will hang indefinetly.  I thought perhaps it was
> something with my script, but running it by hand, I'm able to duplicate
> the same behaviour.
> In the mailing lists I see there used to be a similar problem, but that it
> was fixed.  It's always happening on the very last file on the list.
> Any ideas?  What other information can I provide to track this down?
> Thanks,
> Charles
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