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Strange. extract.c seems to be fine in tar-1.15.90.tar.bz2 and tar-1.15.91.tar.bz2 from alpha.gnu.org.
XFS a good contender. On SGIs.
Posted Jun 23, 2006 20:08 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Jun 23, 2006 22:15 UTC (Fri) by dododge (subscriber, #2870)
I only checked the two tarfiles from one archive, so it's possible a copy somewhere is corrupt.
(On two separate machines, with RAID arrays? Strange.)
That it would happen the same way in two different filesystems is certainly unlikely.
Aside: it's a bit surprising how common RAID failures can be. At a LUG discussion a few weeks ago someone mentioned that their RAID-5 was destroyed when, while synchronizing to repair a lost drive, a second drive died in the array. Several people (incuding myself) immediately jumped into the discussion with similar stories.
Posted Jul 3, 2006 23:12 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Neither of these are true any longer, thanks be to Neil Brown :) you're only in trouble now if you have *the same* block unreadable on enough drives.
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