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No Immedeate Synch (Linux)

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From the documentation I userstand that BTsync will synch a file immedeately when it is changed. (Except for Mac OSX, where it can take up to 10 minutes).

 

I'm running BTsync on Linux (Fedora 17). When a file changes, it is not synched immedeately, but only when the 10-minute folder scan takes place.

Everything else seems to work okay, so I wonder whether I did configure something wrong.

The other system is a Synology DS413 NAS.Both systems are running 1.2.82.

 

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According to a post in the Syncapp thread, there are currently (almost) no resources allocated for support.

If BTSync were open source we could at least try to find the problems ourselves (and provide solutions as well).

Now we're just stuck.

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Thanks for the suggestion.

I tried the various tests and none of them show signs of inotify watches shortage.

Using strace on btsync, I see no calls to the inotify routines, so apparently btsync isn't using inotify at all (which does, indeed, explain what happens). However as far as I understand btsync *should* use inotify to track file modifications.

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Further investigations reveal that some of the binaries downloadable from the site do not have support for inotify compiled in. After switching to a suitable binary my problem is fixed [modulo a 10 second delay, which is acceptable].

 

<rant>If BTSync had been open source, this would have taken a mere 10 minutes to find out. Now it has taken several days and a lot of frustration.</rant>

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