Inc.get_inc_ext infinite loop

Nick Duffek
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 08:43:13 -0500 (EST)

On 11-Mar-2002, Ben Escoto wrote:

>I'll have to look into the infinite loop, but that message usually comes
>up because a previous rdiff-backup process failed unexpectedly.  Did you
>have another problem besides this?

Yes, rdiff-backup was failing on the remote side (remote source, local
mirror) for unclear reasons.

To debug, I ran rdiff-backup on the remote side with stderr directed to a
file, and the problem went away.  There were quite a few messages written
to stderr, so maybe stderr was getting interleaved with stdout in a way
that confused the local rdiff-backup.