DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5727] New: rsync crashes while copying large directory.

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Sun Aug 31 13:24:47 GMT 2008

           Summary: rsync crashes while copying large directory.
           Product: rsync
           Version: 2.6.9
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: r.e.wolff at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I apologise for running an old version: 2.6.9. Last time compiling rsync was a
real hassle, and finally got too complicated. 

I have a very large directory that needs to move from one RAID to the new RAID.

Rsync crashes while reading the source directory. the process grows to over 1G
(the machine has 2G RAM + 2G swap), and then crashes. Probably on a memory
allocation failure. Probably when the process hits about 2G, but I haven't seen
it closer to 2G than 1.2G (I get bored watching it all the time, it takes a
long time).

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