Subject: Re: data corruption using gzip
To: Joseph Sarkes <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/01/2001 10:37:59
On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 11:36:58PM -0500, Joseph Sarkes wrote:
> for the last couple weeks I've been doing a tar -czf command
> to save my source tree. All my backups are bad, with corrupt
> zip files.
	This is almost certainly the seek-beyond-end-of-file-and-write
bug.  gzip IS failing intermittently because it creates blocks of 0
bytes by seeking.  I haven't tried the fix yet.  (look a couple messages
back, I don't remeber exactly what file to revert at the moment.)