Using lsync to keep your code current between machines but it has suddenly stopped and you can figure out why?

The problem is most likely the fact that inotify has a limit set on the number of files it can watch:

/proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches

If you exceed that number, lsync stops updating. Increase this value and restart lsync.


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  1. […] the most common reason that lsync stops working is due to the inotify watch limit documented here. So if your lsync suddenly stops working, the most likely reason is that you’ve hit this […]

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