Unexpected Tag Errors

Bradley Kite kitebr at alchemetrics.co.uk
Tue Sep 10 10:02:01 EST 2002

Hi everyone.

I'm running an rsync (2.5.6-cvs) between 2 SCO Unix boxes (SCO_SV 3.2 5.0.5
and keep getting aparently random "unexpected tag" errors. If I re-run rsync
when this
error occurs everything will usually go OK (even if it takes 2 or 3 runs on
the same data...)

Could somebody please explain what a "tag" is (looking through the code it's
derived from the first 4bytes of each read_unbuffered() call and I think its
to do with multiplexing, but what are all of the multiplexing "sub-channels"
used for? (seem to be defined as FNONE=0, FERROR=1, FINFO=2, FLOG=3).

Has any body else encountered these errors?

Any advise much appreciated!

Bradley Kite
Software Developer/Data Management Specialist
alchemetrics - smarter data, faster
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