The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 10995
rsync -aFF crashes when parent directory of source directory has a .rsync-filter file with a dir-merge rule in it
Last modified: 2015-07-13 18:49:53 UTC
Run the following in an empty directory to reproduce:
echo "dir-merge,- .gitignore" > src-parent/.rsync-filter
rsync -aFF src-parent/src/ dest/
On Ubuntu 14.04 with the rsync version that ships with Ubuntu (rsync version 3.1.0 protocol version 31), I get the following output:
rsync: exclude.c:584: pop_local_filters: Assertion `mergelist_cnt == old_mergelist_cnt' failed.
Aborted (core dumped)
On OS X 10.10 with rsync version 2.6.9 protocol version 29, this runs without problems.
It looks like rsync looks too far up the directory tree for filter rules, and then gets confused.
Note that the above steps are minimal as far as I was able to isolate the bug: remove the filter rule and it works. Remove the -a flag and it works. Remove src-parent/src/subdir and it doesn't crash (the empty subdir is not copied over, though).
Sorry, my last paragraph came out confusing. It should read:
Note that the above steps are minimal with respect to as far as I was able to isolate the bug: remove the filter rule and it works. Remove src-parent/src/subdir and it works. Remove the -a flag and it doesn't crash (the empty subdir is not copied over, though).
I just made some changes to the dir-merge code that fixed up the issue you were seeing. It will be in the next release.