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lstat after rmdir bug?

From: Rick Jones <rick.jones2_at_hp.com>
Date: 2007-08-13 22:59:24 CEST

It would seem I've had a few cases where 1.4.2 will attempt to lstat a
directory after it has rmdir'ed that directory. These seem to correlate
completely with error messages such as:

raj@tardy:~/netperf2_trunk$ svn commit -m "initial stab at measure CPU
but only confidence on result change
> "
Sending src/netlib.c
Sending src/netsh.c
Sending src/netsh.h
Sending src/nettest_bsd.c
Transmitting file data ....svn: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: MERGE request failed on '/svn/netperf2/trunk/src'
svn: Can't read directory '/svn/netperf2/db/transactions/127-1.txn':
Partial results are valid but processing is incomplete

reported by the client (also 1.4.2) on a commit. In this case the
server is PA-RISC Debian "testing" and the client is x86 Debian testing.
    I have tried to compile the 1.4.4 bits from unstable, but on PA-RISC
that Debian package will not compile. Of course I've no idea if what
I'm seeing is something already fixed in 1.4.4 - my perusal of the
release notes, while providing some intriguing entries, found nothing
that appeared to be an exact match.

It appears that this happens most redily with a "large" commit rather
than a "small" commit, where small is say a one-liner into something like:


This has had a discussion (of sorts) over in "users" with the title:

"Can't read directory" - what is the way out?

That thread begins in the archives at:


I'm left wondering if what I've encountered is a server bug, or
something else. Your thoughts on that prior to my trying to file a bug
would be great.

rick jones

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