Tru64 sockets bug?

jw schultz jw at
Fri Feb 13 23:48:41 GMT 2004

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 01:47:00PM -0500, Jonathan Burelbach wrote:
> We are using rsync to maintain a warm mirror of our boot disks.  I just
> updated to rsync 2.6.0 and noticed that the rsync runs are now getting
> errors when copying sockets.  The system is running Tru64 5.1A pk 4 on 
> an AlphaServer 4100.  Is this a bug?  Is there some way to not copy 
> sockets or should I find all of them and add them to the exclude file?
> rsync was built using a straight ./configure with no options and passed
> all the tests once built.
> TIA,
>   Jon

This looks like it may be the same problem that freeBSD has.
You may want to file a bug report with HP/Compaq/DEC.

Rsync treats sockets and pipes as devices so enabling
devices (-d, included in -a) enables sockets.  So to avoid
the warnings you could add the sockets to the exclude list
or not enable devices.

If syncing the sockets is a priority (unlikely) there are
patches in the list archives that do socket and pipe
creation using the socket and pipe specific syscalls.

> >>> rsync --version
> rsync  version 2.6.0  protocol version 27
> Copyright (C) 1996-2004 by Andrew Tridgell and others
> <>
> Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles, 
>               no IPv6, 32-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums
> rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you
> are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.  See the GNU
> General Public Licence for details.
> >>> ls -l /usr/var/cluster/members/member0/agentx/master 
> srwxr-xr-x   1 root     system         0 Feb  4 13:10 /usr/var/cluster/members/member0/agentx/master=
> rsync output:
> building file list ... done
> adm/rsync.system.log
> adm/sialog
> mknod "/bkvar/cluster/members/member0/agentx/master" failed: Invalid argument
> cluster/members/member0/evm/evmlog/evmlog.20040213
> mknod "/bkvar/cluster/members/member0/evm/sockets/evmd" failed: Invalid argument
> cluster/members/member0/run/sudo/jburelba/10
> wrote 27550211 bytes  read 420 bytes  1281424.70 bytes/sec
> total size is 555819562  speedup is 20.17
> rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(632)
> var rsync completed 02/13/04 13:21:46

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