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Bug 4644 - dump-0.4b4-9.i386.rpm doesn't read blocksize variable correctly
Summary: dump-0.4b4-9.i386.rpm doesn't read blocksize variable correctly
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: dump
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-22 02:08 UTC by steveh
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-30 23:28:48 UTC

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Description steveh 1999-08-22 02:08:11 UTC
After installing dump-0.4b4-9.i386.rpm, my backup script
started failing, with a "DUMP: Please choose a blocksize <=
64KB" message, and a commandline that read:

/sbin/rdump 0ubdsf 126 62500 76800 poplar:/dev/rmt/0n /

Rolling back to dump-0.3-17.i386.rpm fixed the problem.


P233 RH6.0 32Mb RAM 4.3Gb drive remotely backing up to
Solaris 2.6 Sparc 10 server onto an Exabyte 8mm tapedrive.


Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-23 17:35:59 UTC
This a feature not a bug. There are few performance gains (and
possible losses!) with large block sizes due to max TCP window
sizes and/or physical DMA allocation.

Does dump-0.4b4 with 64K buffers run significantly slower than
dump-0.3 with 768K buffers to solaris server? Are you sure that
the blocksize and not some other factor that is the rate limiting

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-27 23:25:59 UTC
jbj is the dump guru.

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