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RE: Wrong date/time in "svn log" output

From: Brandt, Servatius <Servatius.Brandt_at_fujitsu-siemens.com>
Date: 2005-12-06 11:55:34 CET

Ph. Marek wrote:

> On Monday 05 December 2005 10:41, Brandt, Servatius wrote:
>> Since Tuesday (Nov 29th, 2005) I get the wrong date and time in the
>> output of "svn log". For all changes made until Nov 28th, date and
>> displayed by "svn log" are ok, but all changes made later are shown
>> a time shift starting at Oct 10th, 2005 for Nov 29th. The time shift
>> exactly 49 days plus 8 hours backwards.
> Please note that 49 days is exactly 2^32 milliseconds. So that
> seems to be some kind of rollover of jiffies.
> Is the svn:date set by the server or given by the client?
> A reboot of the corresponding machine should help.

Thanks very much, after a reboot I get again correct time stamps.

I use a fsfs repository. Are there any objections to fix the wrong
time stamps in the repository by changing the db/revprops files in a
text editor? (I tried already on a toy repository, and it works. But
I just want to be careful.)

Is the rollover a bug in Subversion (use of a 32-bit time field) which
will be fixed, or is it just a problem on Windows servers that requires
a regularly reboot at least after 49 days?


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