On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 03:23:26PM +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
What happens at the moment is that the script appears to start, but
stops. System Monitor shows disk sleep for all the rsync threads, and several
kde applications are also affected, notibly kwrite etc and dolphin etc..
To get out of the problem I have killed everything I can find related to those
apps, but I still end up with having to restart the computer. Logging out
isn't enough - even if I can. Sometimes it won't accept logout or even
shutdown, and have to power off. Probably that's when I've tried too long to
that sounds like you have tried to rsync one of the very special files in your homedir,
/proc /sys or similar. Perhaps you hit some of the sockets or named pipes and block
Find out the pid of the hanging rsync, do "ll /proc/$pid/fd" maybe it says you
the culprit is.
Or run rsync verbose to see the last files that were accessed.
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