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Re: cvs2svn (was: [OT] svn at the ASF)

From: <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2003-01-23 04:01:55 CET

On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 09:41:45PM -0500, Eric Gillespie wrote:
 Erp. One of my repositories is exactly like this. I imported a
 CVS repository into an existing svn repository, so it has many
 revisions, then suddenly jumps back a few years and the next
 thousand or so revisions move forward to the present and then the
 rest of the revisions are normal. I have not had any problems
 with this repository, and i think i've even dumped and restored
 it once.
 Aside from the obvious luser problem, is my repository actually
 broken? I hope not...

If you try and check out by date, or get a log from near a specific date, or
similar... those won't work properly. We use a binary search across the
revisions to find the revision matching the requested date. Binary searches
tend to fail on unordered data... :-)

But the repository itself is just fine.

/me thinks that a warning in cvs2svn would be appropriate here... hm...
even better: don't allow it unless you pass --screwy-dates :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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