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Re: SVN corrupts repository when server runs out of disc space.

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2007-04-23 16:27:42 CEST

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 01:45:31PM +0100, Taylor, Richard wrote:
> We have a RHEL4 64bit server running SVN 1.3.1. We are coming to the end of
> a project and the server is nearly full. On 2 separate occasions the server
> has run out of disc space during a commit and the server has corrupted the
> directory containing the file in the repository. Obviously the commit will
> fail if the server runs out of disc space but repository should probably
> remain unchanged.

What do you mean by 'corrupted the directory'? Are you referring to the
physical on-disk directory, or one of the directories modified by the

Secondly, are you using BDB or FSFS? Ah.. I was just going to say that
FSFS doesn't need to write files during the finalisation phase of a
commit (just rename them), but then I realised that it does need to
rewrite the db/current file... but from what I can recall, that should
just result in the commit failing, leaving an unreferenced revs/N and
revprops/N file. Hmm.


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