DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5458] -a -X throws error when processing fifo, even if --no-D is specified

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Mon Jan 3 12:26:36 MST 2011

wayned at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED
            Version|3.0.1                       |3.0.8

------- Comment #2 from wayned at  2011-01-03 13:26 CST -------
Note:  you can use the patch osx-xattr-nodev.diff to disable xattr calls on
devices and special files.

The reason that --no-D didn't help is that the rsync sender supplies a full
filelist to the receiving side (so that deletions work properly), even when the
generator is skipping some file types (such as devices).  However, it is
possible for rsync to optimize the file list generation to have it not bother
to (try to) supply xattr information for file types that are being skipped.

I'm checking in a patch that adds this optimization.  I'm also checking in a
change that makes OS X avoid accessing xattrs on device and special files.

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