pauses sync'ing between tmpfs and disk on Linux 2.4.x

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at
Fri Apr 1 20:25:05 GMT 2005

Thanks for the response, Tim.. I think I identified my bottleneck.  Should
have been pretty obvious.  There are quite a few processes writing to /
creating the files I'm rsync'ing.  If I disable the daemon that handles this
before rsync'ing, the speed of the rsync is quite fast.  Must be some locking
issue with files open for write while rsync tries to read them.


Thanks again.


On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 09:32:05AM -0800, Tim Moore wrote:
> I use rsync similarly.  In addition to he standard /tmp traffic, junkbuster 
> has a 4MB  jarfile and 18MB log, ccache has 16 directories and 8000 files 
> of which 3000 are > 10k.  Both are heavily used.

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