rsync failed: Too many links

Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at
Sat Oct 1 13:17:02 GMT 2005

On Sat, Oct 01, 2005 at 06:38:44AM -0400, Kent Miller wrote:
> Dear Sir or Madam,
> 	Has anyone seen a error message like the following?
> rsync: recv_generator: mkdir "/home/kmiller/briefcase/1205275" failed: Too
> many links (31)
> rsync: stat "/home/kmiller/briefcase/1205275" failed: No such file or
> directory (2)
> 	As far as I can tell, I am not using any symlinks or hardlinks.  
> Please find below a reasonably complete bug report.  Please let me know
> what I should do.

On more thing:  to exonerate rsync, try:

$ mkdir ~/briefcase/1205275 

on host B.

I suspect that you'll see the same failure.


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