deflate on token returned 0 (16384 bytes left)

John Murtari mrlist at
Mon Dec 23 14:49:01 EST 2002

Hello All,

I have searched for this error and found similiar errors, but
everything seems to indicate that this should be fixed in the 2.5.5

rsync  version 2.5.5  protocol version 26

I am running rsync with -axz, trying to sync up a large gz file :

Source machine:

-rw-r--r--    1 root     other    175214792 Dec 22 00:17 /export/tools2/local/etc/httpd/logs/access/access_log.12-22-02.gz

-rw-r--r--    1 root     other    103372258 Dec 19 00:18 access_log.12-22-02.gz

Rsync is running with rsh to a remote machine running in daemon mode.

The full command line is :
/bin/nice rsync -R -l -H --quiet --stats -axz --delete --blocking-io /export/tools2 drill::anvil 

welcome to

building file list ... done
deflate on token returned 0 (16384 bytes left)
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at token.c(288)

If the remote copy of the file is removed, rsync will run to
completion, so it seems to be a problem perhaps with the -z option
trying to update a .gz file???


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