file count limit in rsync V3.0.4

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Dec 23 19:01:59 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 20:21 +0530, Jignesh Shah wrote:
> Is there any limit in total files to be transfered in rsync V3.0.4?

There's no hard-coded limit, but memory is still a constraint...
> The  rsync V3.0.4 has synching interleaved with file system walk and
> thus it uses much less memory so ideally it should not have any limit
> of total number of files to be transfered. Am I right?

No, it still holds a list of all directories (called "dir_flist") in
memory, so you may still hit a limit on the number of directories.  See:


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