rsync hang at end
Lawrence D. Dunn
ldunn at cisco.com
Fri May 23 13:51:41 GMT 2008
Perhaps unrelated, but I had a hang-at-end situation which at least
sounds similar. I tried to use a 3.0.x binary which had been compiled
on a PPC, on an intel-mini; it seemed to hang at the end.
Recompiled on the intel-mini, no problem since then.
At 9:57 PM -0400 5/22/08, Robert DuToit wrote:
> My wrapper application for rsync 3.0.2 on osx has been working
>smoothly except for reports of it hanging on the last file of the
>transfer to a local firewire drive. We seem to have solved the
>mystery of the slow transfers but now, every four or five runs, it
>hangs at the last file to transfer and refuses to quit. Activity
>Monitor shows three rsync processes all at 0%CPU at that point (and
>virtual memory allocated of 3.74GB, 2.6GB and 2.6GB!). The last file
>incidentally is /usr/standalone/bootx.xcoff
>My friend is using the standard options
>-aHAXN --fileflags --force-change --stats -v --progress
>on an Intel mac copying his system of 100GB, or 1 million files, to
>the external drive. As I said, it works well and always copies all
>of the files perfectly. When the hang occurs, the output shows
>nothing unusual - it just stops at the last file transferred and
>does not proceed to shut itself off. We havn't managed to run with
>-vvv when this happens but will try to catch it with that now. I
>should also mention that rsync is launched via do shell script and
>the output sent to a log file in /tmp which the app reads progress
>I googled around and found references to an rsync end hang that said
>the child process wasn't getting the quit signal from parent
>rsync.... (on rsync 2.5.5)
>Don't know if that is relevant at all...
>Any thoughts, anyone?
>thanks so much for this great tool!
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