Why does rsync think my files are much bigger than they are ?

Peter Skipworth pete at peterskipworth.com
Tue Sep 28 05:47:09 GMT 2004

Has anyone ever seen this happen when using rsync ? I'm trying to send a
series of =~ 300k files down the line, but for some reason, rsync thinks
each file is 17592186044416 bytes long! The same behaviour occurs when
using rsync to copy files locally.

Partial output follows...any help appreciated!



[root at grappa llog]# ls -al /IFX/llog/logs.109051.gz
-rw-rw----    1 informix informix   349590 Sep 27 02:07

[partial output of rsync -azvvv -e ssh /source/dir server:/dest/dir

send_files mapped /IFX/llog/logs.109051.gz of size 17592186044416
calling match_sums /IFX/llog/logs.109051.gz
rsync error: received SIGUSR1 or SIGINT (code 20) at rsync.c(225)
_exit_cleanup(code=20, file=rsync.c, line=225): about to call exit(20)

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