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Re: --pre-1.X-compatible and fsfs transaction counter

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-07-30 16:51:12 CEST

On Jul 30, 2007, at 5:38 AM, Malcolm Rowe wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 02:56:27PM -0700, Blair Zajac wrote:
>> BTW, I think the BDB transaction names do not include the
>> revision number in
>> the transaction name. Should we make BDB use the same format
>> <rev>-<base36-number> as the new fsfs transaction names for
>> consistency?
>>
>
> Actually, the fact that the transaction numbers are distinctly
> different
> has been quite helpful in some cases, because it means that you can
> identify the filesystem from the error message. (I'm thinking
> mostly of
> user reports that say "I got this error message when I'm running an
> FSFS
> repository on NFS", and it's clearly a BDB transaction id).

Well, we could encode the filesystem type into the transaction name
explicitly, just so new comers to svn don't know this magical rule
that "<base36>" -> BDB and "<rev>-<base36>" -> fsfs.

Regards,
Blair

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