hang with rsync 3.0.0pre7 doing local copy

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at wurtel.net
Sat Jan 5 20:11:18 GMT 2008

On Mon 31 Dec 2007, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-12-28 at 19:20 +0100, Paul Slootman wrote:
> > I've noticed the 3.0.0pre versions sometimes hanging while doing a local
> > copy (through dirvish). [details...]
> > As far as I can see, all processes are waiting for something to appear
> > on the pipes, but no one is prepared to break the silence :-)
> More specifically, it looks like the generator has finished acting on
> all the incremental file-list chunks it has so far and is waiting for
> the next one to arrive from the receiver, while the sender and receiver
> are both waiting for the index of a file to transfer.  We should figure
> out why the sender and receiver aren't supplying a file-list chunk or an
> end-of-file-list indication.

Are there any variables that I could examine using gdb that may be
helpful?  (It hung again last night.)

Paul Slootman

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