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authorChristian Brauner <>2017-04-03 22:21:07 +0200
committerDavid Sterba <>2017-04-07 18:51:19 +0200
commit4b59093844b8ab68e3fb91d691b98e5a8e3fdba1 (patch)
treee157cd622ccae415709892452da350243932ac2b /send-stream.c
parent87861b38e6defdd5596167bee8242a06d38fd160 (diff)
btrfs-progs: fix btrfs send & receive with -e flag
The old check here tried to ensure that empty streams are not considered valid. The old check however, will always fail when only one run through the while(1) loop is needed and honor_end_cmd is set. So this: btrfs send /some/subvol | btrfs receive -e /some/ will consistently fail because -e causes honor_cmd_to be set and btrfs_read_and_process_send_stream() to correctly return 1. So the command will be successful but btrfs receive will error out because the send - receive concluded in one run through the while(1) loop. If we want to exclude empty streams we need a way to tell the difference between btrfs_read_and_process_send_stream() returning 1 because read_buf() did not detect any data and read_and_process_cmd() returning 1 because honor_end_cmd was set. Without introducing too many changes the best way to me seems to have btrfs_read_and_process_send_stream() return -ENODATA in the first case. The rest stays the same. We can then check for -ENODATA in do_receive() and report a proper error in this case. This should also be backwards compatible to previous versions of btrfs receive. They will fail on empty streams because a negative value is returned. The only thing that they will lack is a nice error message. Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <> Signed-off-by: David Sterba <>
Diffstat (limited to 'send-stream.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/send-stream.c b/send-stream.c
index 5a028cd9..78f2571a 100644
--- a/send-stream.c
+++ b/send-stream.c
@@ -492,7 +492,7 @@ int btrfs_read_and_process_send_stream(int fd,
if (ret < 0)
goto out;
if (ret) {
- ret = 1;
+ ret = -ENODATA;
goto out;