map_ptr warning

tim.conway at tim.conway at
Wed Feb 20 01:37:12 EST 2002

It's known.  Dave answered it Friday.
On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 11:08:03PM +0100, Ragnar Wisl?ff wrote:
> We're using rsync to mirror a web server. The rsync is initiated using 
> ssh from a Red Hat Linux 7.2 box, the files are located on an Alpha
> running a version of Digital Unix 4. On the Alpha rsync is 2.5.2, The
> Linux box used to have  a 2.4.6-X version, but with the map_ptr problems
> I built 2.5.2 on that as well. However, version incompatibility was not
> the problem, as they persist after the upgrade.
> The problems occur in a limited number of directories, and mostly with
> graphics files. The error message is "Warning:unexpected read size of 0
> i map_ptr".
> Any suggestions of what could be done to rectify this?

The problem is in 2.5.2.  Apply the patch at

- Dave Dykstra

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02/19/2002 06:44 AM

        To:     rsync at
        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        map_ptr warning

I am trying to finalize the use of rsync for updatiung a new nfs server 
before we take the old one offline.  I keep getting the following 
warning during the rsync process:

Warning: unexpected rad size of 0 in map_ptr

Any ideas where this comes from and how to make it go away?  I am using 
rsync 2.5.2 on Solaris 8 to pull data from rsync 2.5.2 on Solaris 7.
roconnor at

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