[Box Backup] (solved) More serious Win32 0.9f/RedHat 0.9 trouble...

Nick Knight boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Fri Apr 15 12:42:18 BST 2005

Hello all,

Just built a release which includes the timer as Gary found.
http://boxbugs.omniis.com/boxwin0.09g.exe I have only done very limited
testing so I am putting out there for more testers to have a play.

I am also working on a bug which appears to be skewing the time
attributes of some (specifically large) files. Hopefully have a release
for that soon.

Great work Gary, thanks you saved me a lot of time hunting for this!


-----Original Message-----
From: boxbackup-admin at fluffy.co.uk [mailto:boxbackup-admin at fluffy.co.uk]
On Behalf Of Gary
Sent: 14 April 2005 20:20
To: boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Subject: RE: [Box Backup] (solved) More serious Win32 0.9f/RedHat 0.9


> 1/ If the client effectively never fires a timer - doesn't it just
> continue trying to diff the file

Yes, it will continue diffing until the whole file has been processed
(with the time limit "disregarded"). After the diff, it will attempt to
upload the changes - and that's when the SSL error/"network issue"
between a client and a server comes in.

> 2/ What is it supposed to do when the timer fires? I am still looking
> at the code there!

It's supposed to switch off a boolean "keep diffing" flag (see signal()
handler in the same source file). Once switched off, the diff should
stop, and changes uploaded.



We might be running here into a combination of problems, but so far I
am seeing improvements with the patch I mentioned (Cygwin).

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