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SubjectRe: rsync kills 2.4.1X, also -ac and 2.4.18-rc4+XFS.
On Fri, 01 Mar 2002, Matthias Andree wrote:

> I "killed" my kernel (it was just swapping and otherwise irresponsive)
> with just aborting rsync v2.5.2.

My followup didn't make it, so here's a quick resend:

in that rsync version, after ^C, not all threads are killed, and the
remaining one wreaks havoc and eats all memory. NOT A KERNEL PROBLEM,
please apologize. (Running ulimit -v 30000 before or softlimit on rsync
cures this, obviously, to prevent the remaining runaway thread from
eating all memory.)
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