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Re: corrupted text-base files not being detected and/or repaired

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2007-06-19 17:57:01 CEST

On 6/19/07, Richard Carlsson <richard.carlsson@iar.se> wrote:
> Hi! Thanks for answering.
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > I think we need more information here. We *do* watch the text-base
> > files very carefully for corruption. [...] When that happens, you'll
> > see a real text-base checksum error when attempting to commit or
> > update, and the operation will abort. You claim that one can
> > "manually change a text-base file" and nothing will notice the
> > problem, but that's not true. Try it now. I just tried it myself.
> Commit, yes. Update, no, not if there have been no new changes.

This is what I would expect.

We detect problems when we do something that requires knowing about the file.

Anything else would be disastrous to performance of every single
operation. I am not opposed to svn verify or something though.

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