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Re: We need to release 1.0.9 and 1.1.1 with r11211 ASAP

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2004-10-05 14:52:46 CEST

John Szakmeister <john@szakmeister.net> wrote on 10/05/2004 07:17:06 AM:

> Monday, October 4, 2004, 6:25:43 PM, Ariel Arjona wrote:
> >
> > Ben, to clarify, the issue is more serious than it might intially seem
> > if you use TSVN. Every time you try to expand a folder in the repo
> > browser it's a ls operation. The bug makes it slow to the point of
> > making it unusable.
> But how often is that feature used? In a team of 14 guys using TSVN
> every day, I've found that we rarely use the repo browser. After
> creating a working copy, most of the time TSVN is just getting the
> status of the working copy to display the status of the folders and
> files.

True. I do not really do a lot of repository browsing either. Keep in
mind, however, that this probably effects most of the Subversion GUI's,
such as Subclipse, RapidSVN, not to mention DAV clients. And I imagine it
could conceivably effect web interfaces, although I believe most of them
hit the repository directly and do not go through DAV.

My biggest concern is that a new user is likely to hit on this very soon,
as they are likely to just "browse around", and they may get a negative
impression of Subversion. They may just assume that is the way Subversion
performs normally and not know the back story or that there is a fix
coming. Compound that with a new release that has a fair degree of
publicity and is likely to draw a lot of new "tire-kickers" and I just
think it is unfortunate that these new users may stumble on this problem.

I think the other argument is the potential for DoS, which I believe
currently is just speculation. Are the svn reps on Tigris.org running
1.1.0 final? If so, how many users running an svn ls will it take to
bring down the server? What about other hosting companies?


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