[OpenAFS] File contents change when copying into AFS with rsync

Dorian Taylor (Lists) dorian.taylor.lists@gmail.com
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:45:13 -0800

Hello all,

I've just begun teaching myself about OpenAFS, having installed it  
(, Ubuntu Maverick i386) finally after procrastinating  
for a number of years.

The two times I've bulk-loaded data into my new AFS cell with rsync,  
I've been paranoid enough to generate checksums of the files on both  
sides. In both several-gigabyte batches there was exactly one file  
with exactly one four-byte difference. What I'd like hopefully are  
some ideas for narrowing down if this is an rsync thing, an OpenAFS  
thing, or something else (cheap memory, gremlins, etc.).

Currently my strategy is to try different methods of copying over the  
next several days (as it will take days) until a clear culprit becomes  
evident. Has anybody experienced anything like this before?


Dorian Taylor
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