Unable to rsync files of size 30 GB

jw schultz jw at pegasys.ws
Tue Oct 14 03:01:06 EST 2003

On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 02:34:00PM +0100, Andy Henson wrote:
> Rsync maps files into memory, so it cannot handle files larger than the 
> program's address space.  On 32 bit machines this is likely to be less 
> than 2GB.
> You don't say what processor you are running on?  Can it map files of 
> bigger than 2GB into memory?

Not true.  It uses a rolling mapping that is actually done
by read not mmap for portability reasons.

The most likely cause of his problems is an incorrect build
but since the error messages, version number and
command-lines were not provided i have no way to know why he
is having this problem.

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