[clug] Possible bug with rsync, or me

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Aug 11 03:47:24 GMT 2004

Steven Hanley wrote:
> 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.

deathstar:/home/httpd/html# host dubai
host dubai.stillhq.com has address
deathstar:/home/httpd/html# host deathstar
deathstar.stillhq.com has address

That doesn't appear to be my problem... ssh works between the hosts, and 
as best as I can determine the only piece of configuration which has 
changed is the rsync upgrade -- I haven't changed my script at all.

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

Any more hints?



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