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SubjectRe: rsync hangs on RedHat 2.4.2 or stock 2.4.4
On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 02:59:12PM +0100, Jeremy Sanders wrote:
> I'm getting numerous rsync (v2.4.6) problems under Linux 2.4.2 (RedHat
> 7.1) or stock 2.4.4 on several machines. rsync often hangs copying files
> from NFS or local disks to local disks. Strangely the problem is fixed by
> stracing one of the three rsync threads!

<aol>me too!</aol> but I got shafted because I was using 2.2.15pre13 on
the machine rsync was pushing the data to, and this was the problem.

However, I can confirm that your symptoms are _precisely_ identical to
mine - when rsync locks up, stracing it on the 2.4.2 end causes it to start
up again.

At the time I suggested it was because of a missing wakeup in 2.4.2 kernels,
but I was shouted down for using 2.2.15pre13. Since then I've seen these
reports appear on lkml several times, each time without a solution nor

Oh, and yes, we're still using the same setup here at work, and its running
fine now - no rsync lockups. I'm not sure why that is. ;(

Russell King ( The developer of ARM Linux

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