Common memory usage questions

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Wed Feb 10 03:34:07 MST 2010

On Tue 09 Feb 2010, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> The number of files that rsync tries to maintain in the active file
> lists at one time is controlled by {MIN,MAX}_FILECNT_LOOKAHEAD in
> rsync.h.  I did some tests with "ulimit -v", and reducing those values
> helped significantly.  That still may not be enough to fit rsync into 32
> MB.

If you're also preserving hard links (-H), then rsync also needs to
remember each file that's hardlinked (until link_count entries have been
seen, assumedly).


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