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Re: [PATCH]: Re: svn status -u crash w/ moved external

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2005-04-29 17:22:00 CEST

kfogel@collab.net writes:

> "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
>> and, what's more, would prefer
>> that the code also explicitly check for the SEGFAULT cause -- that
>> parent_status->entry is NULL.
> I'd rather not do that; we could cover up a lot of bugs that way.
> Basically, we have every right to expect that parent_status->entry
> exists *unless* one of several possible unversioned scenarios is true.
> We should check for those scenarios, but not cover up the problem if
> parent_status->entry is unexpectedly NULL.

I remember Steve King reporting some TSVN crashes where the immediate
cause was something like parent_status->entry being NULL, but when we
looked at the code we could not determine how it could happen. I
never considered svn:externals.

Philip Martin
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Received on Fri Apr 29 17:24:38 2005

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