On May 2, 2007, at 11:41 PM, David Banning wrote:
I haven't been paying 100% attention. Just how does it fail? What
mean by "corrupt"?
Does the process run to completion?
All programs zip with no errors. On reading;
root# bzip2 -t zippedfile.bz2
data integrity (CRC) error in data
Can't keep from thinking somehow your hardware is broken because
myself and others have been gzip, bzip, zipping, large files for a
long time under FreeBSD without problems. BUT on 6.0 I had
intermittent problems trying to download files over 4 GB with
FreeBSD. But seemingly only with "old" files, more than a day old.
A workaround was to cat file > /dev/null from a shell login about the
same time as I started the ftp download. This clue helped eventually
find the real problem in the FreeBSD kernel.
Just for kicks, try "cat file > /dev/null" while the compression
process is running on same file. This might help keep your source
file in cache while the compression process runs.
Apparently you have a spare original copy of the data laying around
but another thing to try is "gzip -c file > file.gz" which does not
destroy the original.
David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.
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