Hangs on multiple small files

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Tue Oct 12 15:33:04 GMT 2004

On Tue 12 Oct 2004, Scott Ainslie wrote:

> I am running rsync on win9x (PIII 900, 128MB RAM) between a mapped
> network drive and a local drive.
> For small folders on this machine rsync works great, but the folder I
> am syncronising with has 13GB of data and > 1,000,000 files. Out of
> about 20 attempts rsync has only succeded once, all other times it
> just seems to hang.

Your memory is most probably the bottleneck, with that amount of files.
Check swapspace etc... Also, it may appear to be hanging, but actually
thrashing the swap. Give it more time.

Paul Slootman

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