file count limit in rsync V3.0.4

Jignesh Shah jignesh.shah1980 at
Wed Dec 24 03:53:27 GMT 2008


Thanks. I have noticed the performance degradation issue in rsync V2 when
file count reaches some limit. but I think it wont be there in rsync
V3(Assume that directory counts are not much smaller than file counts).


On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 12:31 AM, Matt McCutchen <matt at>wrote:

> 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:
> --
> Matt
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