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Re: recent client-side corruptions and Alpha

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-07-13 00:46:26 CEST

Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> writes:

> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > 4. Frustrated by the previous crash, you attempt to commit your mods
> > again. Your working copy reports that you're committing against
> > r2 of foo, so there's no server-side conflict; and now you send
> > *binary* diffs between r1 and r1+M and unknowingly apply them to
> > r2 of foo on the server (which already looks like r1+M). Voila,
> > instant garbage.
> Binary diffs meaning what exactly? That the diffs are to just replace
> byte ranges of data instead of looking like 'diff' output?

Yes. The subversion client and server send "binary" diffs both
directions over the network. Read about the txdelta operations in

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