NFS File corruption

Richard B. Johnson (
Mon, 30 Nov 1998 22:33:14 -0500 (EST)

I made a new root fs today by mounting a remote fs via the network
and taring it to a new drive on another machine, i.e.,

mount server:/ /mnt
cd /mnt
tar -clf - . | (cd /new/drive; tar -xf -)

I found that several executable files were corrupt -important ones
like agetty and mount. NotGood(tm).

Both machines run Linux 2.1.128. The corrupt files are the correct
length, but have 13-byte nulls in them at offset 16381, and 41126.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.128 on an i686 machine (400.59 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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