[clug] Possible bug with rsync, or me

Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org
Tue Aug 10 09:24:12 GMT 2004

On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 07:15:03PM +1000, Michael Still wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm running several boxes, which are all running rsync 2.6.2 from debian 
> unstable. They used to quite happily sync between each other using ssh 
> and a command line like:
> rsync -rcv --delete $item/ stillhq at dubai.stillhq.com:public_html/$item/
> It used to work fine, but now I get:
> building file list ... rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4092 
> bytes: phase "send_file_entry": Broken pipe
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(839)
> Which makes me sad. Googling seems to imply that I might be dealing with 
> a bug in rsync, but I am more inclined to believe that my own firmware 
> is buggy, and that I need rebooting.
> Does anyone have any hints?

I saw a whole heap of errors like that last week when I had been trying to
rsync off a machine I had accidentally givcen the same ip as another one on
the network.

This was indeed a software error in my head.

send_file_entry and error at line 839 of io.c are both familiar, dont know
about the rest.

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