DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5124] New: Lessons to learn from other tools, better use of resources, speed gains

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Thu Dec 6 09:38:56 GMT 2007

           Summary: Lessons to learn from other tools, better use of
                    resources, speed gains
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: forge at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I would love to see rsync grow up to working better. One huge lesson that could
be learned would be in taking ideas from other tools. One such tool would be
lftp. I would totally go bananas if rsync could scan dirs while syncing in
parallel. The gains from doing this are phenomenal. Since lftp already has a
very good working model on how to accomplish this feat, I suggest that it is
taken a look at. if you have never experienced how much better lftp works over
wget, give it a try, and you will see exactly what I am talking about. Granted,
the way rsync does it's job is vastly different, and for good reasons, however
with today's more modern systems, that have dual cores, hyper threads, and
plain amazing speeds, I see no reason not to at least offer the option to do
such a very useful thing. Having limits on the server side, and limits set from
the client side is also a good thing too, which is something ftpd's and httpd's

Thanks to all who have helped to develop this killer tool! Let's make it get
faster now!

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