[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: rsync 10 times slower in Etch than in Sarge!

n Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:16:28PM -0500, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> Why issue a 'sync' instead of just unmounting and waiting until the
> thing stops flashing?

sync blocks, so you can tell from the command line when the job is done.
I guess this thread took a turn to USB drives, which would presumably
be local, but the rsync operation might be on a remote system where the
lights aren't visible.  For that matter, umount also blocks...  I often
use sync before umount, but I suppose it's not really necessary.


Ken Irving, fnkci+debianuser@uaf.edu

Reply to: