Re: [PATCH] Recent VM fiasco - fixed

From: Peter T. Breuer (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 02:25:59 EST

"A month of sundays ago Ville Herva wrote:"
> On Tue, May 09, 2000 at 08:36:02AM +0200, you [Peter T. Breuer] claimed:
> > the 2.2.15 tree across to my portable ... surprise surprise, rsync stalled
> > completely after every couple of MB when run on the 2.2.10 laptop fetching
> > from the 2.2.15 workstation (10BT link through 3c589 on the laptop). Doing
> > the update in the other direction - running rsync as pusher on the workstation
> > - solved the stalls.
> >
> > Just an anecdote. I didn't have time to investigate.
> Which version of rsync? Through ssh or not? There has been a thread on
> these hangs in the rsync mailing list

Yes, through ssh (1). I see that the rsync list does indeed have recent
reports of this happening.

       Which versions hang with rsync 2.4.2? Tridge has found that ssh needs to
       be configured to use socketpairs instead of pipes, is that the

rsync version 2.3.1
ssh version 1.2.27

rsync version 2.4.3
ssh version 1.2.13

Yes, might have been an rsync issue: I forgot that I had recently upgraded
rsync on the workstation. Please just take the report as an anecdote for
the time being. To make amends I'll do some more benchmarking.


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