DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7454] New: assertion failed in finish_hard_link()

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Wed May 26 05:29:15 MDT 2010

           Summary: assertion failed in finish_hard_link()
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.7
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: bas at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I am rsyncing a localbackup to a remote machine.  Local machine is running
Debian stable on amd64, remoet is running FreeBSD on i386.  Both machines have
rsync 3.07.

I consistently get the following error after a few minutes rsyncing:

| Assertion failed: (node != NULL && node->data != NULL), function
finish_hard_link, file hlink.c, line 536.
| rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (1544 bytes received so far) [sender]
| rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.7]

Sometimes this happens after 4 minutes, sometimes after 25 minutes, and never
reproducibly on the same file.

Please let me know if you need some further information to debug this.

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