Compression error?

WCSL rsync at
Sun Jul 22 10:06:29 GMT 2007


Problem seems to have gone away.  Unfortunately (for diagnosis problems 
anyway) the files in question are dynamic and updated nightly.

Will keep an eye out to see if it reoccurs and try to capture.



Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On 7/19/07, WCSL <rsync at> wrote:
>> Error received when trying to use rsync -vz on the client
>> inflate (token) returned -5
>> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at 
>> token.c(458)
>> rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4092 bytes: phase "unknown"
>> [generator]: Broken pipe (32)
>> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(909)
>> Seems to work fine without compression -z flag omitted.
> There have been occasional reports of -z getting corrupted in the
> past, but we've never gotten a reproducible case to investigate and
> find the underlying problem.  If you run the command repeatedly, does
> that same error occur every time?  Even better if it still happens
> with the same files on a different pair of machines.  If so, please
> send the source and destination files prior to the run to Wayne
> Davison <wayned at>, the rsync maintainer, unless they're big
> and/or private in which case you should discuss other arrangements
> with him.
> Matt

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