trace the problem

Paul Slootman paul at
Fri Nov 11 10:05:21 GMT 2005

On Fri 11 Nov 2005, Manuel Kissoyan wrote:
> 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?

It's not a loop, as I don't see any point where the file descriptor 3
from which it's reading is reset, so it is in fact reading a very large
file with nulls. It would have been useful to use lsof at that point to
see what file that is. Perhaps someone created a gigantic (sparse)

Paul Slootman

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