rsync 2.5.6 still hangs

Martin Schröder ms at
Wed Sep 24 18:08:37 EST 2003

On 2003-09-23 21:54:47 -0500, John Van Essen wrote:
> Are you sure that you are using 2.5.6 on both machines?  Versions

Yes. :-)

> Also keep in mind that the timeout applies to the delay while the receiver
> is building its filelist after the sender has sent its filelist to the
> receiver.  If more than {--timeout} seconds (60 in your case) elapse
> before the receiver starts requesting files from the sender, the sender
> will close the connection.
> This apparently doesn't apply (yet) in your case but it's something to
> consider when choosing a timeout value.  60 is very short.

This may well be the problem -- the filelist is quite long, so
increasing the timeout my well help. We'll try.

> It could also be caused by enough blocks being cached in memory to
> allow the task to complete more quickly - such would be the case with
> repeated interactive testing.

Ah. A typical Heisenbug. :-}

Many thanks
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