Subject: Re: gzip warning about > 4GB breaks amanda
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/2005 12:02:28
In message <>, J Chapman Flack w
>This thread, or one like it, went around a while ago, didn't it?  Wasn't the
>upshot that the format has a 32 bit field that contains size%4G, and can
>always be tested by comparing the recovered size%4G to the stored value?
>Strictly that makes it a probabilistic test - it could be fooled if some
>corruption changed the recovered size by an exact multiple of 4G (!) - I
>think that's a probability I'm willing to accept.


>In which case the message, if any, when the size wraps 4G should be
>considered an info message, not a warning, simply noting that the size
>exceeds 4G and will be stored and verified mod 4G, and not changing exit
>status. As an info message, it seems harmless to me and probably worth

I would agree.  I would suggest also fixing "-t" to recognize this.