--hard-links performance

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Tue Jun 5 17:52:06 GMT 2007

On Tue 05 Jun 2007, Chuck Wolber wrote:
> Have the hard-links optimizations that were described here been 
> implemented?

It has.

> In any case, what's the general consensus behind using the --hard-links 
> option on large (100GB and above) images? Does it still use a ton of 
> memory? Or has that situation been alleviated?

The size of the filesystem isn't relevant, the number of hard-linked
files is. It still uses a certain amount of memory for each hard-linked
file, but the situation is a lot better than with earlier rsync
versions. (As always, make sure you use the newest version.)

Paul Slootman

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