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Re: Cygwin/rsync Hang Problem Testing Results
- From: Mark Thornton <mark dot p dot thornton at ntlworld dot com>
- To: Paul Thompson <captbunzo at squirrelmail dot org>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 21:59:08 +0100
- Subject: Re: Cygwin/rsync Hang Problem Testing Results
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Paul Thompson wrote:
People of cygwin & rsync,<snip>
I recently attempted to get cygwin and rsync working to solve a
backup/mirroring need in my computer life. Well, as you might guess, I
ran into a little but of trouble.
Strangely enough, rsync seemed to be regularly hanging when I
attempted to do a "get" (sycronize a remote to a local dir). Well,
considering I want to automate this, that was not going to work. So I
searched the web, mailing lists, etc, and came across all of the posts
on the subject, but no solution.
Then I stumbled across an idea - to test previous versions of rsync to
if any of them worked better with cygwin. Here are the (hopefully
helpful) results of those tests. I did three tests for each version of
So, based on my testing, I would conclude that the infamous cygwin
rsync hang bug was introduced somewhere in the coding for 2.4.6. As
for myself, I plan to go ahead and just use version 2.4.0, as it is
the most recent version of rsync that worked for all three tests. If I
can be of any more help, including testing patches, please let me know.
I tried 2.4.0 and seemed to work for a while, but now with more
differences to transfer I have encountered the "connection reset by
peer" error with this version also. Perhaps the subsequent changes
didn't introduce the bug but merely changed the circumstances in which
it appears (very easy if it is threading related).
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