DO NOT REPLY [Bug 3752] New: rsync unusable with EncFS filesystem

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Thu May 4 17:23:25 GMT 2006

           Summary: rsync unusable with EncFS filesystem
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.8
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: micheala at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at


I've just installed EncFS...  Looks like RSYNC does not set the file timestamp
to the original timestamp...  In fact,  it is set to the current time.

So, the next time RSYNC is run,  it just copies all the files.

Have downloaded the source & tried to figure out what's causing the problem.

The timestamp is set properly after finish_transfer().  However, it gets reset
after 8 files have been copied; i.e after 8 files have been copied, the time
stamp of the 1st copied file is reset... after 9 files, 2nd file get reset, 10
files, 3rd file get reset & so on.

Looks like the problem is somewhere in recv_files() / receive_data()...  Could
not pinpoint as the 'reset' does not seem to happen at a fixed point.

Have searched the net & have not found anyone having the same problem... So may
be I'm doing something wrong.

Would appreciate your help on this matter.


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