rsync 2.6.0 causing incredible load on Linux 2.4.x?

jw schultz jw at
Tue Feb 3 01:48:25 GMT 2004

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 05:35:17PM -0800, Clint Byrum wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 14:51, jw schultz wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 02:01:15PM -0800, Clint Byrum wrote:
> > > Hi everyone. Has anyone experienced rsync 2.6.0 causing huge amounts of
> > > system load? Especially on Linux 2.4?
> <snip>
> > There aren't too many things that would account for this.
> > The only one i can think of is an exclude pattern that
> > causes pathalogical behavior with the new pattern matching
> > code.  2.6.0 also defaults to ssh and if you have ssh doing
> > compression by default that could affect it.
> > You don't show your command-line so nothing else comes to
> > mind.
> > 
> rsync -Wa --exclude=*tmp* --exclude=SYSLOCKS* --delete --delete-after /localsource $box::dest/dir
> That looks like pretty normal exclude stuff to me. I'm copying the
> entire dataset over to a throw-away box to test the idea, since I would
> imagine part of the problem would be the file list itself. That will
> take me a while though.

Very normal.  I can't think of any changes in rsync that
would make that much adverse difference.  The only thing
left is coincidence: something else pushing you over the
edge while rsync was stressing the system.

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