Problem with rsync from one machine

Justin Banks justinb at
Fri Feb 7 08:33:05 EST 2003

Tom Walsh wrote
> Max,
> [root at magic /etc]# ls -la .pwd.lock
> -rw-------    1 root     root            0 Nov 29  2001 .pwd.lock
> Nothing special about that file... and like I said it occurs in any
> directory.
> If I do* (excluding files that start with .) it will hang
> It basically when ever it starts to transfer the files... Very odd
> behavior... I have a tough time trying to describe it even, so I can't even
> look online for a similar problem.

Idea : run your process under strace, with the -o and -ff flags, i.e.

strace -o /tmp/rsync.traceout -ff rsync <...>

Then, look in the /tmp/rsync.traceout files to see what it is/was doing. 


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