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[fsfs revprop packing] 'hotcopy' and a live sqlite revprops.db

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 02:34:54 +0200 (IST)

fs_fs.c:svn_fs_fs__hotcopy() uses this code to copy revprops.db:
1597 /* Copy the packed revprop db. */
1599 {
1600 SVN_ERR(svn_io_dir_file_copy(src_subdir, dst_subdir, PATH_REVPROPS_DB,
1601 pool));
1602 }

This post <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.db.sqlite.general/48391/focus=48423>
on the sqlite-users mailing list implies that an exclusive lock must be
used for copying an sqlite db, and that plain copying might result in
a corrupt database.

As far as I can see, 'hotcopy' doesn't take the steps recommended
in that (sub)thread to avoid corruption.

Could someone more familiar with sqlite comment on this? Could
'hotcopy', as now written, potentially corrupt the revprops db
(of the hotcopy target)?
Received on 2010-02-26 01:35:29 CET

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