Call for testing Cygwin snapshot (rsync mem use)

David Rothenberger
Sun Dec 18 16:56:00 GMT 2005

Using the --delete switch to rsync with a large number of files causes 
the rsync process to use large amounts of virtual memory with recent 
snapshots, including 20051216. With a DLL built from CVS on 20051110, 
this doesn't happen.

The easiest way I found to reproduce it was to run the command:

% rsync -avRP --delete --exclude='*~' /usr /etc /sbin /some/dest

twice. The second time, the rsync process will consume hundreds of MB of 
memory. With the 20051110 snapshot, the rsync process stays under 9 MB.

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