unexpected EOF in read_timeout (was Re[2]: [Fwd: Re: meaning of "IO Error: skipping the delete...."]])

tim.conway at philips.com tim.conway at philips.com
Thu Feb 14 03:40:30 EST 2002

This is where it sets a sort of 60 second timeout if you don't set a 
timeout at all.  As far as what it affects, I'm not that good with the 
code.  I just know that my big syncs would die in almost exactly 1 minute 
unless I specified a timeout, and then would die at that timeout until i 
got it very large.
Tools at willy
/users/Tools/encap/src/rsync-cvs>grep -i timeout *.c |grep -i select
io.c:/* if no timeout is specified then use a 60 second select timeout */
io.c:#define SELECT_TIMEOUT 60
io.c:           tv.tv_sec = io_timeout?io_timeout:SELECT_TIMEOUT;
io.c:           tv.tv_sec = io_timeout?io_timeout:SELECT_TIMEOUT;
Tools at willy

I last tested and saw the problem with a 2.4.6 with a bunch of patches. 
Apparently it's fixed, because my test last week (script below) ran for 
7.5h, (though when it finished, there were big differences in the trees, 
which I sould have though would have been cleaned up).

Tim Conway
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Rusty Carruth <rcarruth at tempe.tt.slb.com>
Sent by: rsync-admin at lists.samba.org
02/13/2002 08:23 AM

        To:     nitin.agarwal at timesgroup.com
        cc:     rsync at lists.samba.org
(bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        Re[2]: unexpected EOF in read_timeout (was Re[2]: [Fwd: Re: meaning of "IO 
Error: skipping the delete...."]])

Nitin Agarwal <nitin.agarwal at timesgroup.com> wrote:
> Dear Mr. Rusty,
> We have not defined the timeout parameter in the configuration file. 
That means no timeout (by
> default). So, that cant be the solution.
> Further, I checked on the net (in the mailing lists), many are 
complaining the same error, but
> none has given the solution for the same.
> Kindly advice what to do......

Well, I'm stumped too.  (Although I thought I'd read that the
default timeout was not infinite when not otherwise specified,
but I've got so much going on right now that I could easily be
confused on that one!)

I'm sending this reply to the entire list in hopes that I've simply
missed the answer, or that someone knows the answer, or something...


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