Rsync errors

Ilya Vishnyakov ilya at
Wed Dec 20 18:57:39 GMT 2006

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Subject: Re:Rsync errors
From: Matt McCutchen <hashproduct+rsync at>
To: ilushkin <ilya at>
Cc: rsync at
Date: Sunday, December 17, 2006 12:22:07 PM
> On 12/16/06, ilushkin <ilya at> wrote:
>> Unfortunately, I'm not such an advance Unix user to [strace
>> rsync]. So far I figured that strace is not familar to Freebsd,
>> that I'm using. I really appritiate your help. This bug really
>> took most of my time at work. I wish that thing were not that
>> complicated. Sometimes I wish that I had some gui Microsoft like
>> product to play with. Well, guess God wants me to learn things
>> the hard way :)
>> Back to the thread, I noticed that rsync gives me such errors
>> when it meets a directory with the huge amount of files.
>> Sometimes over 6000. I tried to play around with one of those
>> directories by removing the unneeded files, and rsync did the job
>> without any complains. But I still have lots of directories to
>> sychronize and there is no way I can reduce that amount of files.
>> I've heard that rsync can have trouble with the similar issue.
>> Can this be related to my problem?
> If you're not willing to trace the system calls of rsync, there is
> nothing more I can do to investigate the problem.  I do not know of
> a connection between directories containing lots of files and write
>  errors.
> Matt
truss rsync -atlrpogHvv ilya at
- --password-file=/root/rsync_pass /home/public

lstat("Company/General/2006 OLD
ARRIVALS/ARRV112106.xls",0x7fffffffc620) ERR#2 'No such file or directory'
lstat("Company/General/2006 OLD
ARRIVALS/ARRV112206.xls",0x7fffffffc620) ERR#2 'No such file or directory'
lstat("Company/General/2006 OLD
ARRIVALS/ARRV112706.xls",0x7fffffffc620) ERR#2 'No such file or directory'
lstat("Company/General/2006 OLD
ARRIVALS/ARRV112806.xls",0x7fffffffc620) ERR#2 'No such file or directory'
lstat("Company/General/2006 OLD
ARRIVALS/ARRV112906.xls",0x7fffffffc620) ERR#2 'No such file or directory'
select(5,{4},{3},0x0,{60 0})             = 1 (0x1)
write(3,0xc20000,4092)                   ERR#1 'Operation not permitted'
rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4092 bytes [generator]:
Operation not permitted (1)write(2,0x7fffffffa4f0,93)      = 93 (0x5d)

write(2,0x80083ce67,1)                   = 1 (0x1)
sigaction(SIGUSR1,{ SIG_IGN
},0x0) = 0 (0x0)
sigaction(SIGUSR2,{ SIG_IGN
},0x0) = 0 (0x0)
getpid()                                 = 42660 (0xa6a4)
kill(0xa6a5,0x1e)                        = 0 (0x0)
rsync error: received SIGUSR1 (code 19) at main.c(1095) [receiver=2.6.8]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at
io.c(1124) [generator=2.6.8]write(2,0x7fffffffa480,90)         = 90 (0x5a)

write(2,0x80083ce67,1)                   = 1 (0x1)
wait4(0xffffffff,0x7fffffffb394,0x1,0x0)         = 42661 (0xa6a5)
wait4(0xffffffff,0x7fffffffb394,0x1,0x0)         ERR#10 'No child
sigreturn(0x7fffffffb3b0)                = 524288 (0x80000)
process exit, rval = 3072

thank you.
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