Bit Length Overflow

Dave Dykstra dwd at
Wed Dec 12 09:21:08 EST 2001

On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 04:52:31PM -0500, Mark de Jong wrote:
> Hello,
> When using rsync with the -z option for compression, I get "Bit Length
> Overflow" errors during the transfer of files. The errors are sporatic
> and don't seem to have any type of pattern. Is this something I should
> be concerned about? 
> Example:
> bit length overflow
> code 10 bits 6->7
> The code is not always 10. Sometimes it 2 and sometimes 17. The bits are
> not always 6->7.. Sometime 4->5 or 5->6.
> Any ideas?

Those are harmless -v messages that were inadvertently turned on because
the DEBUG define is turned on by default in 2.5.0.  You can disable with
configure --disable-debug.  The DEBUG define will not be turned on in 2.5.1.

- Dave Dykstra

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