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Re: Problems with transaction file "next-ids" on Windows

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:12:51 +0100

Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> writes:

> Mathias Weinert wrote on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 14:59:23 +0200:
>> each time when I am loading a certain dump file on Windows which
>> contains one revision with over 100K changed paths I get the error
>> "Can't open file
>> 'c:\Repositories\test\db\transactions\5445-479.txn\next-ids': The
>> requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped
>> section open.". After looking at the mailing list archives and other
>> mailing lists I found out that I am not the only one to encounter
>> this problem and that in most cases a virus scanner was the cause of
>> the problem. And indeed, adding next-ids to the exclusion list
>> solved the problem.
>> But now I wonder if svnadmin couldn't handle this case a bit more
>> elegantly. IMHO it would make sense not to quit the load immediately
>> but to try it again maybe after waiting half a second or so if this
>> specific error occurs (some other users reported that they got the
>> error "The process cannot access the file because it is being used
>> by another process."). If we can't access next-ids after trying it
>> let's say 5 times with a little pause after each try we still can
>> quit the load process.
> It would be good to solve this now as that is one of the concerns with
> the (partially implemented) design for revprop packing, due for release
> in 1.8.

The current implementation writes the file inplace:

static svn_error_t *
write_next_ids(svn_fs_t *fs,
               const char *txn_id,
               const char *node_id,
               const char *copy_id,
               apr_pool_t *pool)
  apr_file_t *file;
  svn_stream_t *out_stream;

  SVN_ERR(svn_io_file_open(&file, path_txn_next_ids(fs, txn_id, pool),
                           APR_WRITE | APR_TRUNCATE,
                           APR_OS_DEFAULT, pool));

  out_stream = svn_stream_from_aprfile2(file, TRUE, pool);

  SVN_ERR(svn_stream_printf(out_stream, pool, "%s %s\n", node_id, copy_id));

  return svn_io_file_close(file, pool);

Is there any reason we don't switch to our standard pattern: write to a
temp file and rename? That would give us Subversion's standard retry
loop -- would that fix "requested operation cannot be performed"?

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Received on 2011-07-20 16:13:35 CEST

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