how to debug the rsync function start_client

Matt McCutchen matt at
Sat Dec 13 07:47:50 GMT 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 12:04 +0800, shuang quan wen wrote:
> I am a student in computer science, several weeks ago, i learn the
> rsync algorithm and i am very interested in it.
>  I use the gdb to debug the rsync,but when i enter the
> function start_client , I use bt to find the function stacks,but i
> cannot find 
> the function ,why?
> and how can i to see the start_client function and  continue to debug
> the function. 

If you want to study the rsync algorithm, I suggest that you use the
rdiff tool that comes with librsync ( ),
which implements just this algorithm.  The full rsync program has lots
of other features that may be a distraction.


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