--bwlimit -z limits filesystem speed, not network speed

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Sat Feb 17 14:39:54 GMT 2007

On Fri 16 Feb 2007, David Jonsson wrote:

> My impression when running with --bwlimit in combination with
> compression -z is that the speed to the filesystem is limited to the
> value given in --bwlimit.
> This must be contrary to the intention with --bwlimit.

Can you give the details of whatever gives you that impression?

>From what I've seen in the source code, --bwlimit only concerns itself
with the network traffic, and has nothing to do with file IO.

Paul Slootman

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