Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-07-17 at 05:18, D. Stimits wrote:
> > What I noticed is in copying a large subdirectory from an existing xfs
> > partition, to an ext2 partition (cp -adpr, from one scsi disk to
> > another), it copies a lot, then stalls.
> Can you define "large?" :) How many files, how large are the files,
> how many subdirs etc. Just so I can try to recreate your test.
> If you have KDB enabled, a backtrace of the cp process might be helpful.
I suddenly realize that you will probably all be laughing at my idea of
"large", this is just a subdirectory with about 50,000 files, total size
2.8 GB (du -h -s .). Most of them are either .tar.gz or rpm files.
Whatever is wrong, piping to cpio instead of using cp -adpr fixes it. I
don't have time right now, but I will try to get an strace on it
D. Stimits, stimits @ idcomm.com