Apparent synchronization bug in rsync

Kevin Korb kmk at
Fri Dec 9 10:07:06 UTC 2022

The included github test case failed for me on vanilla rsync-3.2.7...

% ./
new.bin test.bin differ: byte 28345, line 1
% md5sum -b *.bin
7e11df4130968b5e4859f58b9bd6b453 *initial.bin
ff14ab080514d5681c99e4e1de01e29f *new.bin
151dd8b1c7bd628afcf38ac6c44155be *test.bin
% rsync --version
rsync  version 3.2.7  protocol version 31
Copyright (C) 1996-2022 by Andrew Tridgell, Wayne Davison, and others.
Web site:
     64-bit files, 64-bit inums, 32-bit timestamps, 64-bit long ints,
     socketpairs, symlinks, symtimes, hardlinks, hardlink-specials,
     hardlink-symlinks, no IPv6, atimes, batchfiles, inplace, append, ACLs,
     xattrs, optional secluded-args, iconv, prealloc, stop-at, no crtimes
     no SIMD-roll, no asm-roll, openssl-crypto, no asm-MD5
Checksum list:
     xxh128 xxh3 xxh64 (xxhash) md5 md4 sha1 none
Compress list:
     zstd lz4 zlibx zlib none
Daemon auth list:
     sha512 sha256 sha1 md5 md4

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On 12/9/22 00:02, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2022 at 12:49 PM Kevin Korb wrote:
>     The first "Bug Fix" listed in
>     <> is almost certainly
>     related.  Apparently it was fixed via remote option but since your
>     test doesn't include networking that fix wouldn't help.
> No, the bug was fixed in 3.2.4 and it included an extra feature that 
> allows rsync to bypass the bug in an older remote rsync that still has 
> the bug.
> On 12/8/22 15:03, Mark Raymond wrote:
>     This looks like a bug to me; am I missing something? If it is a bug,
>     I'm  happy to create an issue in GitHub.
> I have managed to get a test case that fails.  If you want to also 
> supply one, feel free.
> ..wayne..

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