file corruption

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Mon Apr 29 01:01:42 MDT 2013

On Mon 29 Apr 2013, Kevin Korb wrote:
> Simply put, if you have something that is screwing with your file data
> without touching your time stamps then you have been infected with a
> rootkit.  You should be thanking rsync for not backing up your

As he's running QNX I don't expect he's infected.

I've seen some windows programs update files but reset the mtime to the
original time, this may be the issue if he's running samba, for example.
We'd need to know what the differences are between the files. If they
are single bit changes then memory or system bus may be corrupting data.
If there are localized "real" changes then an application is more likely
to be the culprit.


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