rsync-2.5.5 hangs in client-server mode
tim.conway at philips.com
tim.conway at philips.com
Wed Sep 18 16:53:00 EST 2002
Well, Robert, at least you're to a consistent state from which maybe the
more capable people on this list may be able to help you. I'm ccing the
list, as I don't see anything I can help with. You might try it again
with -vvv on the client side, to generate more detail. As it looks like
it's dying in connection setup, the output shouldn't be cluttered with a
mass of transfer detail.
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Robert Brooks <rbrooks at hod.aarg.net>
09/18/2002 10:07 AM
To: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS at AMEC
Subject: rsync-2.5.5 hangs in client-server mode
> Such behaviour has been seen. In some iterations of rsync, running from
> cron, on some systems, it would detect STDIO as a socket and try to run
> a daemon. I don't know when that was, or what platforms, but your
> is way downlevel. There are a lot of reasons that the current version
> 2.5.5, and reliablilty issues are among them. See how it looks with
> ENDS running a current version of the utility.
> Good luck.
Thank you for your reply to my earlier note about
rsync-2.4.6-3 on Red Hat 7.1.
I took your advice and installed rsync-2.5.5 on
all three systems, taking care to be sure that
the older versions were actually replaced.
Unfortunately, the client-server setup still hangs,
but there were differences:
1 - The error message is now two lines long:
io timeout after 60 seconds - exiting
rsync error: timeout in data send/receive (code 30) at
2 - There is now one line of output in the file
where stdout is redirected:
opening tcp connection to backbone.byron.home port 873
3 - On the server side, there are now two lines
entered in rsyncd.log (the log file):
2002/09/18 09:12:25  rsync: connection unexpectedly
closed (22 bytes read so far)
2002/09/18 09:12:25  rsync error: error in rsync
protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(150)
Here is the output from the command rsync --version:
rsync version 2.5.5 protocol version 26
Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks,
IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums
rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software,
are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See the
General Public Licence for details.
As before, after the timeout, I was able to run the script
from the root console without any problems. The log
created on the client side was greatly enhanced, a very
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