Subject: Re: data corruption using gzip
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
From: Mark White <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/01/2001 17:02:36
Eric Haszlakiewicz writes:
> 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.)

So, is this a problem with softdep, or something else (maybe
UBC)?  I wasn't sure which earlier messages you were
referring to...

(I just attempted the same thing  -- gzip'ing and gunzip'ing
a tar of /usr/src -- on my 1.5S machine, without any
problem; I'm *not* using softdep at the moment)

Mark <><