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Re: [PATCH v2] Add svnrdump

From: Ramkumar Ramachandra <artagnon_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:01:49 +0200

Hi Stefan,

Stefan Sperling writes:
> Playing with svnrdump and comparing its output to the output of
> svnadmin dump --deltas, I noticed that:

Thanks for testing!

> - svnrdump doesn't dump revision 0.
> It should dump revision 0, because that revision can contain important
> revprops such as metadata for svnsync (svn:sync-last-merge-rev etc.)

Yeah, I forgot to ask about this: passing 0 as an argument to the
replay API doesn't seem to work. Why? How do I dump revision 0 then?

> - You're missing a couple of fields:
> The UUID of the repository.
> Text-content-sha1
> Text-delta-base-md5
> Text-delta-base-sha1

Yes, I'm aware. Since these fields aren't strictly necessary, I
decided not to take the extra effort to print them out: you'll notice
that I'm printing the md5 sum that the server gives me instead of
calculating anything. SHA1 sum would require /some/ calculation. UUID
and text-delta-base-md5 aren't a big deal though: I'll fix these
later.

> - I've seen a "Prop-delta: true" line which svnadmin dump does not print.

Correct. `svnadmin dump` has a logic for determining when the prop is
really a delta (as opposed to a delta against /dev/null). Since
there's no harm printing extra Prop-delta headers, I decided not to
implement this logic.

> - You're missing some newlines that svnadmin dump prints (cosmetic,
> but it would be nice if both produced matching output).

This isn't in the dump-load-format spec document (atleast afaik), and
it's very hard to get this right (yes, I tried). Moreover, it's very
ungratifying to have a few extra newlines (reverse engineered from
`svnadmin dump`) printed at the end of 10+ hrs of work; yes, that's
what I estimate it'll take to fix this.

> How to reproduce what I'm seeing:
> Use svnsync to get a copy of the numptyphysics repository at
> https://vcs.maemo.org/svn/numptyphysics (I had a dump of that lying
> around... other repositories might do the job just as well, of course)
> Dump the repository using svnadmin dump --deltas.
> Dump the repository using svnrdump.
> Compare output with diff -u.

Right. My validation script (validate.sh in the original repository)
runs the following filter on the diff and validates if nothing seeps
through. In other words, I know that these differences exist, and have
determined that they're safe.

gawk '$0 !~ "Prop-delta: true|Text-delta-base-|sha1|Text-copy-source-|^-$" && $0 ~ "^+|^-" { print; }'

> Please get rid of all global variables in svnrdump.c:
> subversion/svnrdump/svnrdump.c:43: warning: declaration of `pool' shadows a glob
> al declaration
> subversion/svnrdump/svnrdump.c:33: warning: shadowed declaration is here
> subversion/svnrdump/svnrdump.c:91: warning: declaration of `pool' shadows a glob
> al declaration
> subversion/svnrdump/svnrdump.c:33: warning: shadowed declaration is here

Will do. I'm waiting for commit access, because I don't want to make
un-versioned edits to the file that I cannot track or revert in
future.

> When adding unit tests for svnrdump, please make each and every one of
> those tests compare with output of svnadmin dump --deltas, so that we
> will keep them in sync.

Right. Please see the current `validate.sh` for an example of the
functionality I'll write into the unit tests.

-- Ram
Received on 2010-07-14 18:01:30 CEST

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