multiplexing overflow errors

Wayne Davison wayned at
Fri Nov 27 11:56:35 MST 2009

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Dieter Stüken <D.Stueken at>wrote:

>  log/20091123_223901/dresden.log:multiplexing overflow 101:7104843
> [sender]

This has come up before.  That number translates into the byte sequence 0x4b
0x69 0x6c 0x6c, which is "Kill" in ASCII.  So, something is outputting a
"Killed ..." message to stdout instead of the proper stderr (which you may
want to report to the Solaris folks so they can fix it).  To fix the
rsync-copy failures, you should figure out why rsync is being killed.
Perhaps your system logs will tell you.  Or maybe attaching a
syscall-tracing utility to the appropriate process would reveal the whole

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