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Re: Issue 2751, Subversion 1.4.4, Subversion 1.3.3

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-26 15:25:41 CEST

On 3/26/07, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
> Folks, this weekend has been a rough one for Kamesh and myself. We wrangled
> with a CollabNet BDB repository corruption that turned out to be
> Subversion's fault, causing a loooot of overtime work hours and (at least in
> my case) a lot of lost sleep.


> So please allow me the luxury of *not*
> repeating the whole story. The parts you care about are at:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2751
> For those seeking drama, this was my first "opportunity" to actually be
> doing more-or-less manual manipulation of individual BDB repository table
> rows, breaking the cycles and restoring the repository into working
> conditional by hand. What an adventure!
> Anyway, I'm mailing the list because I have a couple of needs. First, I'd
> really appreciate peer review of the fix itself. It's straightforward
> enough, passes 'make check', has a regression test, and I've done the math
> plenty of times. But having another fs-knowledgable developer say, "Yep,
> looks great" would be very comforting.
> Secondly, in the event that the fix is deemed right, I'd like to propose
> that we escalate the release of the fix as follow-up revisions to the 1.4.x
> and 1.3.x lines. And it wouldn't break my heart to patch all the way back
> to 1.0.x, especially as I'd expect folks still on those revisions to be
> using the BDB backend, and with the exception of a one-time minor rewrite of
> the merge() function, I suspect that area of code hasn't really changed all
> that much since pre-1.0.

I'll try to take care of backporting all the way to 1.0.x. There are
still a (large) number of 1.1.x installs around (Debian Sarge and
Debian derivatives).



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