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Re: Question about propset

From: <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-08-23 07:40:28 CEST

Quoting Peter Davis <peter@pdavis.cx>:

> On Thursday 22 August 2002 16:57, you wrote:
> > I can't seem to say this loudly enough: Subversion *does* *not* touch
> > file contents unless *explicitly* told to do so, on a per-file basis,
> I was just guessing, trying to figure out why in fact Subversion *is*
> modifying the files, even though (supposedly) it was *not* explicitely told
> to do so. My guess was that some conversion, either with Subversion or
> Apache, was going wrong, where if it had gone right there wouldn't have been
> any change, as designed.

Sure. And I'm vervently hoping that my faith isn't misplaced. :-)

> > and we have *no* mechanism for charset conversions within file
> > contents.
> I did not build Subversion, and I've only worked with libsvn_fs and
> libsvn_repos, so I couldn't be sure of this.

The bits that could (deliberately) modify the file would be in libsvn_wc.

> Anyway, sorry for making noise,

Hm? No problem.

> but obviously there is a bug somewhere.

Yeah... :-(

> I see now that you (Branko) noticed that it's likely a deltification
> problem, so I'll retract my guess.

It _looks_ like it, because of the location of the first bad byte. But if that
were the case, then _no_ client could check out an uncorrupted file. So it must
be somewhere else. There may be other 100k buffers involved.


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