[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: strange entry in a dir, cannot be deleted

From: Gilbert Fine <gfan_at_corp.netease.com>
Date: 2003-06-26 19:31:53 CEST

Hi all,

    Thanks for all the kindly replies. I cannot reach the server now, since
it is in our office's LAN. I will try to fix the problem again tomorrow.

     My English is poor. So let me make something clearer.

      I found that strange "subdir" by browsing the source tree in IE. There
are only 5 entries under gamesales folder, so I notice that that at once. I
clicked at the entry, IE displayed a empty page, no error, no contents.

       After I spent some time to check the log, I try to get more
information by using some commands like "svnlook info" and "svn list" and
other commands I thought that were safe. But suddenly I found the repository
was corrupted. All operations reported the same error message, "...
checkpointing...", sorry I don't remember the message now. I was a little
panic at that time.

        Finally the command "svnadmin recover" saved me. But the recovery
process took me exactly one hour to accomplish. The command recovered the
repository to the status when I just found the strange entry.

        I am curious why did it take so long to recover. My repository is
new, the youngest revision was 96. Although there were a few hundreds of
small files, one hour still seems a long time, especially in that situation.

        The strange entry may be caused by our Chinese (GB2312) file names.
I know using non-English names is not recommended, but I have did some
simple tests, all seemed fine at that time. Personally I do not prefer
Chinese file names, it causes many troubles in my experiences. But if
subversion and TortioseSVN support Chinese file names, it would be very
nice. Anyway, I will let the developers rename all Chinese file names to
English names, as long as it won't cause any big changes in source code.

        Despite of this small problem, subversion is good. I will recommend
it to all my friends. Thanks for your great job!

Gilbert Fine

To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Thu Jun 26 19:33:00 2003

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Dev mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.