rsync out of memory in flist_expand

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Jun 20 00:40:20 MDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 2:22 AM, Christophe Lyon
<christophe.lyon at>wrote:

> When using rsync-3.0.8 from Ubuntu, it seemed to be looping with
> make_file("usr/bin/head", ...).

Do you have a bind mount in that hierarchy that points to a higher directory
in the same hierarchy, and thus would induce an infinite loop?  If so, you
should exclude it from the transfer.

If you specify 3 -v options, the "[sender] make_file(...)" output will show
you what rsync is scanning from the filesystem.

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