Bug 11571 - rsync-3.1.1 --link-dest arbitrary limit
Summary: rsync-3.1.1 --link-dest arbitrary limit
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.1
Hardware: x86 Linux
: P5 critical (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-10-24 14:24 UTC by Fedja Beader
Modified: 2017-10-08 16:30 UTC (History)
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Description Fedja Beader 2015-10-24 14:24:56 UTC
Luckily this one was caught while still in development as
there were more than 20 old "snapshots" to test with:

rsync: ERROR: at most 20 --link-dest args may be specified

Looking into the source:
rsync.h:151:#define MAX_BASIS_DIRS 20

There is no warning about this in the rsync manpage. This
limit should be lifted as it makes no sense to me.
Comment 1 Wayne Davison 2017-10-08 16:30:46 UTC
The limit is now documented.