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Re: Windows 'Access denied' errors

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-10-03 06:02:06 CEST

D.J. Heap wrote:

> Thanks to James' time spent tracing, I think we're closer to finding
> out what is going on here. It appears that the COM+ Event
> Notification service (and perhaps the System Event Notifcation
> service) are following applications around and opening/querying files
> they haved touched. For confirmation, could you turn off those
> services and see if the problem goes away in your test script, James?
> Even if these services are the cuplrits, however, I'm not sure it's
> reasonable to expect either MS to change them (although I'm don't know
> what they are screwing with private files for anyway), or for people
> to shut them off since apparently they are useful application services
> and people may be using them and also want to use Subversion. Can
> someone comment on their usefulness and in what
> environments/applications they are used? They ship installed and
> turned on by default in all versions of Windows 2000 and higher (2003
> included).
> So, if they are confirmed to be the cause, what should the resolution
> be? Bounded loop patch, tell users to shut them off, other ideas...?

I say we still have to find a way to reproduce the problem without SVN.
If we can't, then there's still a good chance that we're doing something
wrong (either in SVN or in APR). We do know that the loop patch doesn't
really fix the problem, it only makes it less likely to happen -- and
harder to track down.

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