open issue regarding local copies and -W
mbp at samba.org
Tue Sep 4 21:24:33 EST 2001
On 14 Aug 2001, Dave Dykstra <dwd at bell-labs.com> wrote:
> 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.
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