[Bug 12915] --modify-window should default to 1 for fat filesystems

Brian K. White brian at aljex.com
Thu Jul 20 23:57:22 UTC 2017

> Rsync should not be responsible for detecting what a filesystem can handle.

That makes the most sense to me. There are countless filesystems, each 
with their own quirks, and countless mkfs and mount options which just 
multiplies the possible fs behaviors even more. Best to provide controls 
and options for low level features and behaviors, and let the user or a 
front end orchestrate using them however appropriate.

This argument falls apart a little bit if rsync ever does any other 
special built-in support for any other filesystems like nfs or something.


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