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Re: how to check completeness? (was: Re: urgent: subversion)

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2004-08-06 11:05:36 CEST

On Friday 06 August 2004 04:12 am, Max Bowsher wrote:
[snip]
> 'svnadmin dump' reads out a complete representation of the repository -
> so, yes, if a dump runs successfully, you can be certain your
> repository is 100% working. Therefore, the best way to check a
> repository is "svnadmin dump repos >/dev/null". "svnadmin verify" is
> nothing more than a slightly faster and less thoughrough version of
> that command - it is possible for verify to miss errors that dump
> detects.

In what way is 'svnadmin verify' any less thorough? IIRC, the only thing
is does differently is to skip writing the dump file portion which
removes the extra I/O on stdout when you're trying to verify a large
repository. It still reads every record in the database (including the
file contents). Have you found it to work differently than that? If so,
then the subcommand is broken and we need to either fix it, or remove it.

-John

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