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Re: [Bug-tar] 3GB+ and DVD+RW

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] 3GB+ and DVD+RW
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:33:37 -0800
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Dave Jarvis <address@hidden> writes:

> $ tar -tvf /mnt/dvd/backup.tar
> ... huge, but incomplete, file listing ...
> Segmentation fault
> I performed the same command on the original file, stored on a 20GB
> hard drive, without error:
> $ tar -tvf /archive/backup.tar
> ... huge file listing, no errors ...

That's strange.  Can you use GDB to find out where the segmentation
fault occurred?  Do something like this:

$ gdb /path/to/tar
(gdb) run -tvf /mnt/dvd/backup.tar
... long listing, followed by segmentation fault ...
(gdb) where

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