Fwd: problem syncing files from embedded device to PC

Matt McCutchen hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com
Mon May 28 13:35:52 GMT 2007

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From: Preeti Joshi <preetijoshi79 at gmail.com>
Date: May 28, 2007 5:02 AM
Subject: Re: problem syncing files from embedded device to PC
To: Matt McCutchen <hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com>


I read the link you had mailed. I'll clarify here that I have a C
application through which I invoke rsync with 'system ()' system call.
Also , I have 3 threads trying to copy same source files to 3
destinations. I make sure by using threads and mutex locks that only 1
thread is created for one destination. However, 3 threads can run in
Is it possible for this parallel execution of rsync to lead to OUT OF
MEMORY problem even though I have such small-sized files total files
being < 100 in number !

I don't think so because in few embedded systems that I have, there
are only 5-6 files of few kilo bytes and still rsync leads to OUT OF
MEMORY problem even with single destination.

In fact I invoke rsync for destinations that are reachable by 'ping'
beforehand. In case of single reachable destination too, this problem
occurs within few minutes!

Thus, I mostly have situations where only one instance of rsync is running!
I hope rsync is not meant only for


On 5/28/07, Matt McCutchen < hashproduct+rsync at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/23/07, Preeti Joshi < preetijoshi79 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I had seen the missing argument.. and posted the query again with correct
> > command that I am using, i.e.
> > rsync -trze rsh DATA/* test at a.b.c.d:/home/test/DATA
> I didn't notice the difference between the two messages, so I assumed
> they were the same and answered the first one.  In the future, if you
> make a mistake in a message, please reply to it and just state the
> correction.
> The next thing I would check is whether rsync processes are
> accumulating because a new rsync is started before the previous one is
> finished.  If that is the problem, follow the suggestions in this
> message to fix it:
> http://lists.samba.org/archive/rsync/2007-January/017133.html
> Matt

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