rsync freezes on solaris

jw schultz jw at
Wed Oct 15 04:19:32 EST 2003

On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 08:33:49PM +0530, Anand Raman wrote:
> hi guys
> We use rsync extensively in keeping the site resources in
> synch across redundant infrastructure.  While attempting
> rsync for one of the boxes we find that the rsync process
> simply sleeps. The situation remains the same even if we
> have sync very small contents of the order of 4 KB. The
> same run with the -an flag runs without any issues. We run
> rsync over ssh on solaris boxes.  To debug the situation
> we attached "truss" to the process on the source as well
> as the destination. 
> We see the following output on the destination server. 
> The rsync process also terminates unexpectedly on the
> remote server and I suspect thats what is causing the
> freeze to happen.
> Any help in figuring out this issue will be greatly
> appreciated. Please let me know if I have missed some
> information which would have further helped in diagnosing
> the issue

There have been problems like this reported with the Sun
supplied version of ssh that have generally resolved by
using a home-built openssh instead.

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