Dave Dykstra dwd at
Wed Feb 6 03:26:00 EST 2002

On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 12:24:02PM -0500, David Birnbaum wrote:
> Howdy,
> We occassionally get the following error when running our nightly
> backups:
>   rsync error: received SIGUSR1 or SIGINT (code 20) at rsync.c(229)
> This happens more on one or two machines than on any of the others.  We've
> looked high and low to see if we're mistakenly sending these signals, but
> nothing is that we can find.
> Does anyone know what this might be from?  Is it the server or the client
> that's complaining about the signal?

The side of rsync that receives files forks into two processes, and one
sends the other a SIGUSR1 when it experiences a problem.  So this is
probably a symptom of your real problem, not the real problem.

- Dave Dykstra

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