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Re: [Bug-tar] tar V1.15.91 does not include all top-level directories

From: Pawel Debski
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar V1.15.91 does not include all top-level directories
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 09:59:34 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20061207)

>> I have reviewed various archives made with various options and I've
>> noticed that tar exits silently on the
> Strange indeed. Can you send me this file, so I try to reproduce the
> behavior?

That is not possible - /sys is a special filesystem mapped by the kernel
- something like /proc - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sysfs

/sys/module/8250/parameters/probe_rsa is not a normal file and most
probably that's why tar fails to continue.

I have installed tar 1.16.1 and the problem persists:

- when archiving tar exits with exit code 1 (non fatal error)
- when tar tvf of the archive just created it prints the following message:

... many other files
tar: A lone zero block at 374059

Now when I know it I'll always --exclude=/sys

Next week I'll try to make a smaller archive (current one has 9GB) and
send it to you so you can analyse it, but if you had an access to
Fedora-based system you could check if the problem appears there.

    Z powazaniem / Best Regards / Mit freundlichen Gruessen
    Pawel Debski
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