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Re: 1.3.1 tarballs up for testing/signing (Again)

From: eg <egoots_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-31 23:43:24 CEST

Branko Čibej wrote:

> Yes, but which software? Svnserve on WIndows is multi-threaded, the
> threads don't interact except within BDB itself. If BDB has a
> synchronisaton problem, the best we can do is upgrade to a version that
> doesn't.

Ahhh.

>
> Since this problem seems to have been around for a while, and nobody
> complained very much, I don't think we should hold up a release because
> of it.

I was more wondering whether a (possible) bug should be entered.

>
> Anyway, svn-1.4.0 will have a number of BDB-related changes in it, and
> the same tests on the same machine didn't show any problems.

If I understand you correctly, the same tests were also able to run on
1.3.1 after a few tries. "If" there is a "potential deadlock" issue, it
may or may not occur every time the test is run, depending on the nature
of the problem, initial conditions, what else is running..

If someone is interested in trying to track it down (or see if they
can), it may require running tests over a longer period of time on
multiple cpu machines perhaps with vary load. I don't have a multi-cpu
or dual-core box at this time, so I can't assist.

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