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    SubjectRe: Corruption bug in CPU, kernel or tar
    On Tue, Jul 13, 1999 at 05:13:28PM -0700, Nate Eldredge wrote:
    > tar 1.12, Linux 2.2.10, and an AMD K6-3/450.
    >
    > I'm chasing a bug which I found while doing a stress-test with `(tar x;
    > tar d) &' times seventeen. It involves occasional corruption of an
    > extracted file (every few days). I've only been able to inspect the
    > file once, although the error apparently happened another time. In the
    > case I found, the file, an MP3 of about 70MB, had 32 bytes in error, on
    > a 32-byte boundary. Further investigation showed that the erroneous 32
    > bytes were also in libc.so.

    2.2.10 has several known data-corruption bugs. Can you try tracing this
    problem with 2.2.10ac10 and see if it's reproducible?

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