"rsync -e ssh" hangs when lots of data is being transferred -- USE_PIPES in OpenSSH is the culprit

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Fri Nov 9 20:39:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 03:48:33PM -0500, Jonathan Kamens wrote:
> >  Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 21:42:43 +0100
> >  From: Corinna Vinschen <vinschen@redhat.com>
> >  
> >  Did you try to track it down with strace and/or gdb?
> No, I didn't, because I have far exceeded my time allowance for Cygwin
> debugging :-(.
> I will put it on my to-do list at work, but I can't justify making it
> high priority since we have an easy workaround (i.e., recompiling
> OpenSSH without USE_PIPES).

Just FYI, the following posting just has been sent to the openssh-unix-dev
mailing list:

==== SNIP ====
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 13:06:54 -00
From: "Hubertus A. Haniel" <hubba@unixcook.com>
Subject: SSH hang fix??
To: openssh-unix-dev@mindrot.org
Reply-To: hubba@unixcook.com

It is nice to see that the development of openssh suddenly seems
to have a boost of activity. However I am fairly dissapointed to
see that nobody is actually trying to fix the ssh hanging problem
which I am mainly seeing on Solaris and AIX in conjunction with rsync.

Has anybody from the development team got an ETA of the official
fix for this problem?

==== SNAP ====

So, now we know it's not a Cygwin specific problem.


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