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RE: "same inode" problems with cygwin svn client

From: Bill Tutt <rassilon_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-09-06 09:20:03 CEST

a) Cygwin == evil porting library
So, any issues you have with using a svn client compiled under it are up
for grabs. IMNSHO, any official svn client binary should be distributed
using cygwin. If you want it to be compiled with GCC then use mingw.
b) The warning is bogus. You don't necessarily have a corrupt file
system.

Assuming the warning is valid, it's certainly possible to have a
circular directory structure. That's what you can do with NTFS hard
links, and funky NTFS reparse points.

You can create circular directory structures on Unix just like you can
on NTFS after all.

FYI,
Bill

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dylan Cuthbert [mailto:dylan@q-games.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 8:19 PM
> To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: "same inode" problems with cygwin svn client
> 
> Hi there, I'm not sure what's causing this, but when I rm -rf a
repository
> recently checked out remotely from subversion I get this rather
dangerous
> sounding warning:
> 
> rm: WARNING: Circular directory structure.
> This almost certainly means that you have a corrupted file system.
> NOTIFY YOUR SYSTEM MANAGER.
> The following two directories have the same inode number:
> 
> test/repo
> `test/repo/branch/projects/game/libs/landscape/.svn/tmp/props'
> 
> 
> I've run chkdsk etc, on the drive (win2k/NTFS) and it finds no
problems at
> all.
> 
> This might be caused because I was playing/testing with the svn cp and
svn
> rm commands, but I have no idea.  I'll keep experimenting today and
see if
> I
> can reproduce it.  (I have had it twice now in separate repositories)
> 
> I can delete the offending directories from the windows File Explorer
and
> don't get any complaints.
> 
> What's going on?
> 
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