Timeout question

gianluca gattelli ggattelli at fsm.it
Wed Mar 31 12:34:13 GMT 2004


I've got 2 Fedora Linux (a Master and a Slave) with RSYNC-2.5.7. I need to keep Master synchronized 
  every 5 minutes (mounting a remote directory with NFS on Slave).

It runs correctly.

To simulate a problem, I try to disconnect the lan cable.

 From the shell of Slave:
rsync -a -v --timeout=10 --delete /mnt/master/ /local/slave

I expect that the process will end after 10 seconds, but it seems frozen.

Then, if I reconnect the lan cable, this message is shown:

rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 424 bytes: phase "unknown":
Broken pipe
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at

Why the "--timeout" option doesn't work in these conditions?

Thank you in advance.

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