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Re: Windows 'Access denied' errors

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_dhiprovo.com>
Date: 2003-10-03 17:57:06 CEST

Branko Čibej wrote:
> 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.

Good point. However, it is trivially re-creatable with Anti-virus
software going...In fact, I cannot even perform a checkout of Subversion
(on three different machines) if Sophos is running with default
settings. My repro program fails nearly instantly using only native
Win32 APIs.

By tweaking settings I can, of course, fix that...but some folks may not
have that option.

I haven't tried it with other AV software, though, so maybe it's just
Sophos? They never responded to my bug report except to ask what
settings I was using.

The other thing that really bothers me is the 'Access denied' error
rather than a sharing violation or something...do these tag-alongs like
Sophos run at a special driver level or something to cause that error
rather than a normal one?


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