Tar errors

Douglas Furlong douglas.furlong at firebox.com
Thu Dec 18 17:12:13 UTC 2003

On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 10:57, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Tim Littlemore <support at 1steasy.co.uk> writes:
> >  newest version of the kernel through the up2date service fix this problem?
> >
> > The only reason you've never seen this before is just conincidence. It isn't a 
> > bug or anything, it's just tar telling you that as it was tarring the file 
> > up, the contents of it changed. This is pretty common when tarring log files.
> > It isn't a problem as such, it just means that the version of the file in your 
> > tar won't match the current version of that file.
> >
> > There's nothing you can do to the kernel to stop this.
> Not to be a wiseacre but:
> Are you sure of this?  I've seen this for the first time recently too
> and have used tar extensively since about 1996.  I notice it only
> when taring files on a dos partition.  Further it seemed to go away
> when I moved the file to ext3 then tarred.
For what it is worth, I have also had this problem when tar'ing up
movies over an SMB share, I am fairly certain that they arn't being
changed by a user or any thing along those lines as the machine it's on
is not being used.

However, some thing else in the back ground may be doing it.


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