rsync and locking

Martin Pool mbp at
Fri Nov 8 19:01:02 EST 2002

On  8 Nov 2002, Zas <rsync at> wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I got an issue with rsync and (fcntl) locked files.
> When rsync tries to sync a file that is opened and locked by another
> process (that use fcntl write lock), it ends up in Disk Sleep.
> Then i need to reboot to remove that dead processes (let me now if
> there's another solution).

Can you please see if you can attach strace to find out what it's
tryig to do?

Advisory locks should not cause a program to hang in 'D'.  Are you
sure you're not using mandatory locks?


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