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RE: Svn crashing windows

From: Mark Watts <mwatts3_at_stny.rr.com>
Date: 2003-05-09 03:21:07 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Szakmeister [mailto:jszakmeister@actelesys.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 15:43
> To: 'Mark Watts'; 'Subversion Dev List'
> I've been using SVN 0.21 on an XP machine, and I haven't seen
> any problems related to crashing... though our repository
> isn't quite as big as yours.
> However, I do develop Windows Device Drivers for a living,
> and I can say that there are many 3rd party manufacturers out
> there who don't get it right, and will cause these types of
> problems. There is something that you can do though.
> First of all, start up the driver verifier (open the run
> windows and type in 'verifier' and hit enter). Follow the
> dialog box suggestion and set it up so that you are verifying
> every driver on your system (standard setting/verify all
> drivers). You'll then need to reboot your computer for the
> real fun to begin. This utility will sit on top of every
> driver in the system and validate that it is indeed following
> the guidelines that Windows has set up. If they don't, it
> will bluescreen and will generally pinpoint the driver at
> fault. I would either upgrade to the latest version of the
> driver, or find one that is digitally signed by Microsoft.
> Ones that are signed are much more likely to work properly.

Thank you! I have never had driver problems before but I think this time
you correctly identified the problem. I did as you suggested and found that
my computer would reboot within 30 seconds of user login. Every time!
After MANY reboots and weeding down the drivers it would appear that
Subversion stresses something in an unsigned driver that comes with Norton
System Works 2002. I think it is related to their undelete function that
sends files deleted from the command line to their own recycle bin. Their
AntiVirus drivers are signed and I have just Norton AV installed on another
computer and svn works fine on there.

I uninstalled Norton System Works and attempted the full checkout AND export
that so reliably crashed my computer earlier and they both worked.

I am back in business with Subversion.

Thanks again!


PS: Given that it would seem Subversion stresses something in this driver,
this might be a good item for a FAQ.

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