rsync 2.6.2 hang (was rsync 2.6.2 crash)

jim jim at
Wed Sep 29 18:28:04 GMT 2004

OK, I'll try it. 

One more question.  Does rsync intentionally behave differently if it's talking
over ssh vs directly over a socket? 

   -------Original Message-------
   > From: Wayne Davison <wayned at>
   > Subject: Re: rsync 2.6.2 hang (was rsync 2.6.2 crash)
   > Sent: 29 Sep 2004 10:20:11
   >  On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 10:08:16AM -0700, jim wrote:
   >  > Do you have a gut feeling as to where I should look first, or what the
   >  > issue might be? Do you suspect rsync or ssh as the likely culprit?
   >  It's hard to know, but I'd suggest starting by assuming it's rsync's
   >  fault and going from there.  The easiest thing to do is to compile rsync
   >  with debug symbols, run that until it hangs, and then attach either
   >  strace and/or gdb to each running process to see what it is doing.  (In
   >  gdb you can get a "bt" backtrace, possibly go "up" a stack frame or two
   >  into the rsync code and see what exactly is happening.)  If it is
   >  rsync's fault, rsync is probably trying to output some data down a pipe
   >  that is full, while ignoring some data on an input pipe that it needs to
   >  read to avoid deadlock.  These situations have been sorted out in the
   >  past, but there my still be something that hasn't yet been solved.
   >  ..wayne..
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