multiplexing overflow

Wayne Davison wayned at
Thu Dec 28 16:46:31 GMT 2006

On Thu, Dec 28, 2006 at 02:22:01PM +0100, Vincent Kersten wrote:
> i encountered this one as well with a rsync 2.6.4 and 2.6.6 pair. In
> my case i got it because a run-a-way script produced a very deep
> folder structure with a small file in all these folders, like:

In which case it's a valid error -- the filename overflowed the buffer
(the prior error was only a protocol corruption due to the impossible
hugeness of the message length it mentioned).  Newer rsync versions
have more headroom in the message buffers, so upgrading the 2.6.4
version may allow the transfer to complete without error (but it
may not be enough if the dirs are way too deep).


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