rsync creating 0-length files?
strombrg at dcs.nac.uci.edu
Wed Dec 1 00:13:18 GMT 2004
On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 12:45 -0800, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 12:10:05PM -0800, Dan Stromberg wrote:
> > Is there any precedent for rsync creating 0 length files that should've
> > had content in them?
> Are you using 2.6.3? Older rsync versions did not check the return of
> the close() call, which could result in lost information if a disk (or
> per-user quota) filled up. The latest rsync should not do that.
We've changed our rsync versions over time. We're using 2.6.3 for all
of our rsync's now, but it's possible some of us (read: IBM staff) may
have used an older one.
If a close were to fail, wouldn't that normally mean that you just
wouldn't get the last block sync'd out to disk, rather than an entire
multi-K or multi-M file would be 0 length?
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