opendir(somedir/somefile): Not enough space -- why?

Bill Geddes bill_geddes at
Fri Jan 24 21:21:12 EST 2003

More error data:

The usage I have described returns an error code of 12 -
Error in rsync protocol data stream

Also, on the tail end of the std out:

opendir(somedir): Not enough space
somedir/.somefile is uptodate
ERROR: out of memory in map_ptr
rsync error: error allocating core memory buffers (code 22) at
rsync: read error: Connection reset by peer
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(162)

I know that rsync works only as well as the NIC card drivers in use.  I
hope that this is not another problem like that.

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 11:54:13 -0700
Bill Geddes <bill_geddes at> wrote:

> I am attempting to use rsync to copy a large filesystem from an
> HP-UX server to a Linux server with more than enough filespace.
> This operation fails.  A small directory from the same HP-UX server
> can be transfered just as expected.
> The HP-UX server is the source.  It has 1Gb RAM - the output of bdf for
> the volume the source files is on is:
> Filesystem          kbytes    used   avail %used Mounted on
> /dev/vg02/apps     61440000 52722896 8652256   86% /apps
> On the target Linux server, I have 1Gb RAM and 1TB of free space:
> Filesystem           1k-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
> /dev/tcvg1/tcvol1    1007898916     33408 956667148   1% /vol1
> I have "apps" configured properly as a service in the rsyncd.conf file.
> I started rsync in daemon mode on the HP-UX server, and from the Linux
> server I invoked:
> rsync  --numeric-ids -vvva root at hpuxsrv::apps /vol1/asic_apps/
> The file list get transferred, but then I just get repeated lines of errors:
> recv_file_name(some_dir/fm_v200209)
> opendir(some_dir/fm_v200209): Not enough space
> I have tried with --blocking-io and --no-blocking-io, with --bwlimitXXX.
> Same problem each time.
> Any insight is appreciated.
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> Bill Geddes                            
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