problem with 2.4.7pre4

Martin Pool mbp at
Fri Nov 30 10:12:24 EST 2001

On 29 Nov 2001, Jeremy Hansen <jeremy at> wrote:

> Linux.  

By the way when reporting bugs like this it is good to give a more
specific description, like "RedHat 7.1 on x86".

> Other files are ok, even files that are simular in size, I have a 
> 700meg file that seems ok.
> I'm aware of the 2 gig limit, but these files aren't close to 2gigs.  
> Note that I get very bad behavior with 2.4.7pre4, it doesn't even attempt 
> to copy, 2.4.6 just seems to fail at the end.

2.4.7 should not have a 2GB limit unless the underlying OS does.  On
Linux this means that you need a moderately recent version of both the
kernel (>2.4?) and C library.  If you have that, despite running on a
mostly-32-bit processor it should work properly.  rsync --version will
tell you whether rsync *thinks* it can handle big files, but it's
possible that they will still fail.

> > > > access_log
> > > > write failed on access_log : Success
> > > > unexpected EOF in read_timeout

That error often means the ssh connection is failing.

Can you please post the exact command you're running and the rsyncd
configuration file?


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