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Tar -tvf command causes system hang

Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Tar -tvf command causes system hang

Hi there --

I have Fedora Core 5 installed on a system, and whenever I run the tar -tvf command on a locally attached tape drive, the system hangs. I am then forced to reboot the server. The problem does not occur when I run tar -cvf or tar -xvf.

The operating system was upgraded from Fedora Core 4 to 5 and is also hardened by Bastille Linux. The version of tar is 1.15.1. Has anyone seen this problem before? Thanks.
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Karsten Breivik_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Tar -tvf command causes system hang

Have not seen this before. Have seen problems with tar packing files with long filenames on Solaris, but not on Linux. Anyway it could be wort a check to see if there is something with your source files making tar hang - maybe moving a small number of files that you know well to see wether the problem lies within tar or within dirvers or device...

Anyway I see tar is at 1.16 so maybe an upgrade could help...

poi
Andrew Kaplan
Super Advisor

Re: Tar -tvf command causes system hang

Hi there --

I upgraded tar to version 1.16 and unfortunately, the problem continues to exist.
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