DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6280] (Bug incl. PATCH) Linux mknod does not work when syncing fifos and sockets from Solaris

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Mon Apr 20 21:00:37 GMT 2009

------- Comment #1 from sebastian_kapfer at  2009-04-20 16:00 CST -------
Three additional comments:

1. Updating the Solaris side of things to rsync-3.06 does not help.

2. Pushing to instead of pulling from Linux does not help.

3. Reproduce the behaviour with this code#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <unistd.h>
int main () {
    if (mknod ("test_fifo_fifi", 0777 | S_IFIFO, (dev_t)-1)) {
        perror ("mknod");
        return 1;
    unlink ("test_fifo_fifi");
    return 0;

This works on Solaris, and does not work on Linux.  The Linux docs are not
completely clear as to if this should work.

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