# trace the problem

Manuel Kissoyan manuelk at fibertel.com.ar
Fri Nov 11 03:32:30 GMT 2005

```We have many servers and we are using rsync to backup them.

We are using it since a month, in one of the servers since a week did start

The odd thing is this wasnt hapening before.

Today i ran the rsync and i straced it, below i pasted part of the strace,
was tracing that almost an hour before i killed the process because was
hammering the server, but sounds like a loop.

Anybody have an idea what could be and if really is a loop?

Any help will be appreciated.

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select(5, NULL, [4], NULL, {60, 0})     = 1 (out [4], left {60, 0})
write(4, "P\f\n{p \0\0\0\0\0\344\377\332\10\252\252\252\252\252\252"...,
4110) = 4110
= 229376
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select(5, NULL, [4], NULL, {60, 0})     = 1 (out [4], left {60, 0})
write(4, "P\f*\354\301\201\0\0\0\0\0\220\377k#\250\252\252\252\252"...,
4110) = 4110
= 229376
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select(5, NULL, [4], NULL, {60, 0})     = 1 (out [4], left {60, 0})
write(4, "P\f\252\260\7\7\2\0\0\0\0@\376\257\215\240\252\252\252"..., 4110)
= 4110
= 229376
= 229376
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select(5, NULL, [4], NULL, {60, 0})     = 1 (out [4], left {60, 0})
write(4, "P\f\252\302\36\34\10\0\0\0\0\0\371\2776\202\252\252\252"..., 4110)
= 4110
= 229376
= 229376
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select(5, NULL, [4], NULL, {60, 0})     = 1 (out [4], left {60, 0})
write(4, "P\f\252\n{p \0\0\0\0\0\344\377\332\10\252\252\252\252\252"...,
4110) = 4110
= 229376
= 229376
= 229376
= 229376
= 229376
= 229376
= 229376
= 229376
= 229376