Rsync / ssh high cpu load

Henri Shustak henri.shustak at
Wed Feb 17 12:48:53 MST 2010

> Although there is a small version difference in the rsync versions, I would
> say that this is caused by the cygwin layer.

When using rsync over SSH you may find that the CPU load is substantial depending upon multiple factors including but not limited to your processor, disks and network.

Hopefully, someone on the cygwin mailing list will be able to provide further details. However, high CPU load for when using rsync over SSH is not something that I would be overly surprised about. 

One possibility would be to nice the process.

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