Concern: rsync failing to find some attributes in a file transfer?

L. A. Walsh rsync at
Sat Jul 26 12:54:39 MDT 2014

Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 10:52 PM, L. A. Walsh <rsync at 
> <mailto:rsync at>> wrote:
>     Why would or how would the files and attr-names get transfered but
>     be missing?
> Give 3.1.1 a try -- it has a fix in it for miss-sorted attr names when 
> running as non-root.  Alternately, try running (at least the receiving 
> side) as root.  Here's the NEWS entry for this fix:
> - Fixed a bug in the xattr-finding code that could make a non-root-run receiver not able to find some xattr numbers.
Since it was generating a volume snapshot, it was already running
as root -- and it was a local -> local copy.

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