[rc5] What happens if buff-out.rc5 can't be accesed

dan carter daniel.carter at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Mon Aug 11 04:18:38 EDT 1997

Recently i took down my server for maintenance. All clients run rc5
from a network directory.
The v2.004 OS/2 clients continued to run even though the drive they
were loaded from had dissapeared (previous versions crashed), and
displayed this message:

Unable to fetch more blocks, generating random block.
Please look into correcting your network problems as soon as possible.
[08/10/97 13:36:30 GMT] Block: 754A40:A0000000 being processed
[08/10/97 13:36:30 GMT] 0 Blocks remain in file
[08/10/97 13:53:47 GMT] Completed block 754A40:A0000000 (268435456
                        00:17:12.25 - [260048.88 keys/sec]
PutBuffer Error

I was wondering if this block will ever get reported?
ie. Does the client lose a block when it hits a PutBuffer Error, or
does it keep it in memory, and write two (or more) blocks during the
next PutBuffer?

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