rsync is hanging for me

Sheri French frenchie at
Wed Nov 5 07:17:13 EST 2003

When I rsync a large directory (a few thousand files in multiple
subdirectories), it has recently begun to hang and not return to me.

The system I am rsyncing from is relese 2.4.1, and the system I am rsyncing
to is release 2.5.4.  I am running on aix (both ends).

I used to use the following:
/usr/contrib/bin/rsync -vrace ssh  --include-from $tmpFile --exclude "*"
--rsync-path=/usr/local/binrsync $fromdir $toserver:$todir

I am now using the following, and, while this fixed some of the hangs, I
still have a couple large directories that are hanging (all files and
directories are successfully written, but I do not get control back for 6

/usr/contrib/bin/rsync -vrace ssh   --rsync-path=/usr/local/binrsync
$fromdir/ $toserver:$todir

Why did my first invocation hang, and why is my 2nd invocation still
hanging?  Could it be a bug in either 2.4.1 or 2.5.4, or an incompatibility
between the two?

If I use  --dry-run, it does not hang.

It I use --timeout="600", it does not return control back to me after 10
minutes, and not evern after an hour.

This is a huge directory:
building file list ... done
wrote 229184 bytes  read 16 bytes  2400.00 bytes/sec
total size is 105872465  speedup is 461.92

Sheri French
IBM Enterprise Systems Group
FRENCHIE at IBMUSM07;  Internet:  frenchie at
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