Anyone??? (was Reproducible data corruption on 6.1-Stable)
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Wed Sep 13 02:12:44 PDT 2006
Jonathan Stewart <jonathan at kc8onw.net> wrote:
> I set up a new server recently and transferred all the information from
> my old server over. I tried to use unison to synchronize the backup of
> pictures I have taken and noticed that a large number of pictures where
> marked as changed on the server. After checking the pictures by hand I
> confirmed that many of the pictures on the server were corrupted. I
> attempted to use unison to update the files on the server with the
> correct local copies but it would fail on almost all the files with the
> message "destination updated during synchronization."
> It appears the corruption happens during the read process because when I
> recompare the files in a graphical diff tool between cache flushes the
> differences move around!?!?!? The differences also appear to be very
> small for the most part, single bytes scattered throughout the file. I
> really have no idea what is causing the problem and would like to pin it
> down so I can either replace hardware if it's bad or fix whatever the
> bug is.
That very much sounds like bad RAM, or overclocked CPU
or bus. I assume you do not overclock, so I recommend
you replace your RAM modules and check if the symptoms
Also check your BIOS settings for the RAM timings.
Setting the timings to more conservative values might
already solve the problem.
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