DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7120] New: Variable bandwidth limit .. bwlimit

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Mon Feb 8 22:36:28 MST 2010

           Summary: Variable bandwidth limit .. bwlimit
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.0
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: pmdumuid at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I used rsync with the --bwlimit option quite a bit so that I can rsync without
slowing down the network for others.

Often, I'd use rsync without any options to see the maximum bandwidth, then
kill it,and restart with a percentage of the speed reported.

Given this situation, I was wondering if it would be possible (and you would be
willing to) add an option:

or allow for:

that periodically (say 1 seconds every 30 seconds) doesn't throttle the
transfer to obtain the maximum speed, then throttles down to a percentage of
that measured.


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