Re: Another rsync over ssh hang (repeatable, with 2.4.1 on both ends)

From: Russell King (
Date: Fri Mar 02 2001 - 05:12:36 EST

On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 04:41:01PM -0800, Scott Laird wrote:
> I have a fairly repeatable rsync over ssh stall that I'm seeing between
> two Linux boxes, both running identical 2.4.1 kernels. The stall is
> fairly easy to repeat in our environment -- it can happen up to several
> times per minute, and usually happens at least once per minute. It
> doesn't really seem to be data-sensitive. The stall will last until the
> session times out *unless* I take one of two steps to "unstall" it. The
> easiest way to do this is to run 'strace -p $PID' against the sending ssh
> process. As soon as the strace is started, rsync starts working again,
> but will stall again (even with strace still running) after a short period
> of time.
> According to 'ps l', the ssh process is waiting in 'sock_wait_for_wmem'.

I've also reported this recently, and got told that it was because I was
running 2.2.15pre13 on one end. Thanks for confirming that 2.2.15pre13
is not the cause.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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