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Re: svn checkout on NFS fails (missing fsync()?)

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-10-27 02:41:56 CEST

On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 08:55:19AM +0200, Joachim Worringen wrote:
> I checked with strace and found this sequence being the culprit:
> This means, svn writes to a file (here, 227 bytes) which in my setup is
> mounted via NFS, and checks it's size directly afterwards. NFS returns
> an outdated size (0 bytes), which then causes the error when used for
> 'Content-Length' in the REPORT request.

This seems to be a specific problem in a few NFS clients - fstat() over
NFS normally works fine.

For example, RHEL4U4 (but not RHEL4U3) and derived (CentOS, WBEL)
kernels appear to have this problem, see:

If that is the problem you're having, you may find that if you mount the
filesystem with either the 'sync' or 'noac' mount options, things start


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