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Re: More robust handling of shaky network connections?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-29 21:35:48 CEST

Bruce Elrick <bruce@elrick.ca> writes:
> As Auke says, with a 2 hour application operations, it would be nice
> if a short network interruption (which is sufficient to break a TCP
> connection) would not lose the much longer-lived operation.
> Anyway, it would be a large undertaking. My point is that there are
> valid reasons for there being additional failure handing above the
> network connection layer, or to put it the other way, TCP gives you a
> very low level of failure recovery, but certainly not good enough for
> every case.

Hmmm, okay, that does sound reasonable, yeah.

Mike Pilato has already speculated about how we might implement this.
I can't really add to what he said. The trick of picking up an
operation where it left off (as opposed to restarting it) is pretty
hard in Subversion.

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