RFC: slow-down option

Christoph Biedl cbiedl at gmx.de
Thu Apr 3 05:48:54 MDT 2014

Marian Marinov wrote...

> I've been using rsync on some backup servers for years. In 2011 we
> had a situation where the FS of the backup server was behaving
> strange, even thou there was enough available I/O, the fs(ext4 on
> 16TB partition with a lot of inodes) was lagging. After much testing
> we found that rsync was hammering the fs too hard.

I'd like to learn more about that scenario. Mostly, I'm curious
whether these file transfers involved creation of a *lot* and probably
rather small files.


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