[Box Backup] 0.08PLUS3

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Thu, 25 Nov 2004 17:26:49 +0000


Hopefully this version will be able to upload large files on all 

Bizarrely, the problem was not LFS support, or anything large file 
related. It was zlib. On the zlib homepage, it tells you the maximum 
amount of data that will be output for a given input. Foolishly, I took 
them at their word. As it turns out, it can emit more if you chuck 
large chunks of data at it, as you would if you had a 2Gb+ file.

Ah well. The solution is not to trust it, and have expanding buffers.

I think a version 0.09 should be released soon. There's a load of fixes 
which should be out there. I'd like to wrap the Solaris port into that, 
even if it's a preliminary "untested" version, so reports on Martin's 
patch would be appreciated. And of course, reports on whether this 
version behaves itself.

My thanks to Nick Knight for tracking the bug down and helping me test