Problem copying >2GB files on HP-UX 11i with rsync 2.5.6

Rivera, Tony Tony_Rivera at
Mon Aug 18 02:34:56 EST 2003

I will re-run the test and capture the error message. The test was performed
no the same system. I was copying a file from one filesystem to another and
both filesystems were set to "largefiles". Thank you for the information.
Take care.

Tony Rivera

-----Original Message-----
From: jw schultz [mailto:jw at]
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2003 9:06 PM
To: 'rsync at'
Subject: Re: Problem copying >2GB files on HP-UX 11i with rsync 2.5.6

On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 10:58:36AM -0500, Rivera, Tony wrote:
> I have downloaded the source for rsync 2.5.6 and compiled it without
> adjusting any options, no problems. Performed a test copy of a file GT 2
> and it failed. In the file configure I changed the line to
> "--enable-largefile", removed all the .o files, performed a ./configure,
> gmake, gmake install.  Tried the test copy and again received the
> error message:
> rsync:  writefd_unbuffered failed to write 32768 bytes: phase "unknown":
> Broken pipe
> rsync error:  error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(515).
> This is the line command I used for the test copy:
> rsync -vurpoglt --progress --states  source-file  target-directory/
> The system is an HP  RP8400 8x24 running HP-UX 11.11 patched to June 2003,
> HP C/ANSI C Developer's Bundle, HP aC++ Compiler, and gcc-3.2.3 .
> Look forward to your response. Thank you in advance.

The error message you report has nothing to do with
largefiles.  It indicates that the receiver process (a
child) died.  There should be another error message above
this from the receiver.

	J.W. Schultz            Pegasystems Technologies
	email address:		jw at

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