(fwd from flepied@mandrakesoft.com) rsync dead loop

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Sun Mar 17 05:19:56 EST 2002

On 16 Mar 2002, Martin Pool <mbp at samba.org> wrote:

> While testing a frontend to rsync, we have been bitten by rsync eating
> all the memory of the host. We have found that it was due to rsync
> trying to write an error and then failing to write the error and
> trying to report that it fails to write the error and so on. I have
> attached a patch which breaks the loop.

Thankyou for the patch.

I wonder if you can give more detailed instructions on how to
reproduce the bug?  I suspect it happens when the network connection
is abruptly closed.  I'd like to write a regression test for it if we


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