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Re: Subversion & FAT failures

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-26 20:12:57 CEST

> >>>Conclusion: We're currently broken for use on FAT.
> >>>

> >>How does this effect use in the real world? My guess is the failure is due to the
> >>automated test: update/sleep/check, which wouldn't happen in the real world.
> >>
> > Subversion uses a changed-detection heuristic based heavily on the
> > timestamp of the file. To be able to detect changes made to files
> > immediately after the client exits , it waits a second after some
> > operation, hoping that enough time has passed so the changes lead to
> > a new timestamp. On FAT this won't work, because the second is too
> > short: it has a 2sec resolution.
> >
> That didn't answer my question. I am wondering what the chances are of this
> issued impacting normal usage, where "normal" is a person doing everything
> interactively, not a script that simulates things happing faster than is humanly
> possible.

I'd say there's no impact in the interactive scenario.



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