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Re: [Issue 906] New - failed commit does not remove txn in the repo

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-09-27 16:56:10 CEST

cmpilato@collab.net wrote:

>Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
>>>+ When a commit fails for any reason, the transaction it created in the
>>>+ repository is not removed. This means that the repository
>>>+ administrator must use svnadmin to remove stale transactions periodically.
>>>+ The XFAIL test for this issue is commit_tests.py 24.
>>Why do you make such a sweeping statement, Brane?
>>I'm surprised, because we call txn_abort() all over the place in our
>>code, if any kind of svn_error_t is thrown at any point during a
>>commit. This is a really old feature that we wrote in the beginning,
>>and tested a lot. If we've regressed, I'm amazed. I'll check out
>>your new xfail test.
>Heh -- wasn't it just a few days ago that you and I were rescuing lost
>log messages from their non-aborted txns when people's commits failed
>(gstein's in my case, and then someone else you assisted) ? So, you
>shouldn't be *too* surprised.
>Brane, was that blanket statement accurate? Is this a
>commits-over-DAV only thing, or ... help us understand the scope of
>the problem, please.

It's both DAV and local, and I verified it with both server-induced
(conflict) and client-induced (eoln translation) commit failures. Sure,
that isn't "any" reason, but it covers quite a lot, IMHO.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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