what are "false_alarms"?

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Wed Nov 24 17:58:55 GMT 2004

On Wed, Nov 24, 2004 at 10:37:04AM -0600, John Jablonski wrote:
> What exactly are the false_alarms in the rsync summary?

That just tells you how many blocks had a matching weak checksum that
did not match when the strong checksum was compared.
> Should  I be concerned about the false alarms?

Not unless the number is huge.  The algorithm handles the situation as
it should (and rsync only mentions this stat if debugging levels of
verbosity are set).


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