Call for testing Cygwin snapshot (rsync mem use)

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Dec 19 15:27:00 GMT 2005

On Dec 18 08:56, David Rothenberger wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the report.  I've applied a fix and the next snapshot should
be "back to normal".


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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