Summary: crash with large directories
Product: rsync
Version: 2.6.6
Platform: x86
OS/Version: Linux
Status: NEW
Severity: normal
Priority: P3
Component: core

When using rsync to mirror large directories with a lot of files and paths, we
can see that the process crashes with the following error:

rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(1173)

I am using rsync V2.6.6-1.2 on CentOS 4.2.

Apparently, this happens not due to a configuration problem, because if I
mirror only the directory that is causing the problem, then the mirroring is
done properly, with all files copied successfully and a long execution time
(normal). However, when the same directory under which the rsync process fails
is copied with several other large directories, then when it comes to that
same directory it will fail.

Another thing which is strange: when I do only the mirroring of the /var
directory, there are many many files that show to be copied then when I
mirror /var with other directories.
I can see directories being accessed like /var/log/httpd without any update
before when mirroring with several directories, but when I mirror /var only I
can see a lot of files being copied before reaching that same directory. This
could mean that the mirroring is not done properly at all when directories
contain too many files.


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