Your message dated Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:53:06 +0200
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and subject line Re: Bug#306253: Rsync files from woody to a sarge with ENOSPC 
eats unlimited RAM on the woody box
has caused the Debian Bug report #306253,
regarding Rsync files from woody to a sarge with ENOSPC eats unlimited RAM on 
the woody box
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Package: rsync
Version: 2.6.4-2
Severity: normal

I'm not sure if this bug is fixed, I couldn't verify that, as the woody
system I'm using is ia64.

The problem is that when rsyncing via ssh tunnel ~ 100MB in 3 files from (ia64 woody) to my own computer (sarge i386), and on
my own computer the target partition is completely full, merkel eats
45GB of RAM, causing its load to go above 50, and generally effectively
DOS'ing the source box.

I unsuccessfully tried to reproduce this with rsyncing from sarge to
sarge on i386. It'd be good to try to reproduce this on i386 woody to
sarge, but I didn't perform that test yet, mainly becaues I don't have
an i386 woody machine readily available with a decent amount of RAM and
no ulimits to actually see this bug on, and I'd rather not try to DOS
another machine.

I hope you're indicently aware of any fix related to this, I couldn't
find it in any changelog or something. I do hope this is fixed, this bug
is just to be as certain as possible. If you believe this bug is fixed,
please close it :).

If you need help/more info, please let me know.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-686
Locale: LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages rsync depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.2.ds1-20 GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libpopt0                    1.7-5        lib for parsing cmdline parameters

-- no debconf information

Jeroen van Wolffelaar

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There has been a number of improvements in the meantime, and handling
ENOSPC has also been fixed for a number of cases.

I'm now closing this bug. Feel free to reopen with updated data (using
3.1.2) if you still have this problem.


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