rsync freezes when copying several million files

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Aug 23 00:21:17 GMT 2006

On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 04:36:23PM +0200, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> There is no "other side":

The question is really, what are the other processes doing?  When rsync
is sending the file list, it has 2 processes, one creating the list (the
sender) and one receiving the list.  Then, both sides sort the list,
then the receiving side forks, and one of these receiver-side processes
starts to scan the file system looking for changed files.  This will be
the only process that is doing much of anything until a changed file is
actually found.  So, you may need to attach to all 3 processes to see
if it is really hung up.


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