Subject: Re: data corruption using gzip
To: Mark White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com>
Date: 03/01/2001 17:20:45
> 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...
Try updating it to the latest version.