rsync 3.0.0 pre5 + hard link preversation trigger assert

Olivier Thauvin nanardon at
Mon Nov 12 19:08:22 GMT 2007

I've setup rsync 3.0.0 pre5 on (rsync server) 
and upload the same into mandriva cooker (development distribution).

Someone reported this failure:

rsync -auvPH --delete
--exclude-from="/home/rfox/exclude.txt" .

receiving incremental file list
rsync: hlink.c:253: check_prior: Assertion `(((unsigned char
*)(node->data))[0]) != 0' failed.

[rfox at foxbase cooker]$ cat /home/rfox/exclude.txt
- media/debug_main/
- media/debug_contrib/

I was trying to see what happend (I am unable to reproduce) when I triggered 
this one:

rsync -avPH -vvvvv
rsync: hlink.c:130: match_gnums: Assertion `flist != ((void *)0)' failed.

I don't plan to uninstall rsync 3.0 to fall back to 2.6.9, so feel free to use 
to test.

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