Re: mkisofs and "File <filename> did grow" error
Giulio Orsero wrote:
Because ISO filesystems are created before being written, a file which
changes size can't be backed up properly, at best you get some truncated
initial part, at worst you get an invalid ISO filesystem. I would be
tempted to patch the mkisofs to warn instead of stop, at least
optionally, but I doubt that Jörg will make that part of the official
version. The patch is reasonable easy to do, or so it seems.
On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 16:28:30 -0400, Bill Davidsen <email@example.com> wrote:
Don't back up the log files... There are several options which allow you
to exclude things, check the man page.
I upgraded to the mkisofs that comes with cdrtools 2.01.01a09 and now the
backup fails because log files in /var/log grow during the mkisofs process
and it errors out with "File <filename> did grow".
Is there a solution to this?
The problem is that I do want to backup the log files as I did before.
For now I downgraded mkisofs to the previous versions.
I was just wondering if I'm the only one bitten by this.
bill davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CTO TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979