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Re: enforcing LF-normalization for svn:eol-style=native files (issue #4065)

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 12:31:13 +0200

Branko Čibej wrote on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 00:26:20 +0100:
> On 10.12.2012 00:08, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> >> Johan Corveleyn wrote on Sun, Dec 09, 2012 at 21:15:24 +0100:
> >>> 2) Am I the only one who wants to protect his repository against this
> >>> corruption? Judging from [1], I don't think so. It doesn't make sense
> >>> that everyone starts writing this pre-commit hook, for something that
> >>> IMHO is an obvious anti-corruption protection. I think every
> >>> repository out there deserves to be protected against this.
> >>>
> >> FWIW, I suggested a hook because you could implement that in about
> >> 5 minutes, whereas doing a C code change would take at least 10 times
> >> that (and several weeks if you have to wait for it to appear in a 1.7.x
> >> release that you can install at $WORK). I won't object to C code
> >> verifying the svn:eol-style invariant.
> > Thanks. And your pre-commit hook example is much appreciated.
> >
> > For the moment I get the impression that it's not really doable /
> > desirable to implement this in the repository. At least until now
> > no-one has suggested how it could be done, and I don't know enough
> > myself about the server-side / back-end to figure it out :-).
> The first obstacle is that the server does not interpret properties.[1]
> Therefore, you'd have to implement this check at transaction-commit
> time, because there's no earlier point where you're guaranteed to have
> all node properties at their final values. This implies that the time to
> reject a commit would be proportional to the size of the commit (which
> isn't the case when it comes to conflict detection).

Can't you do what stefan2 suggested, but in libsvn_repos? The repos
layer commit editor would remember for each file whether its textdelta
has added a new 0x0D byte, then at close_edit() it would iterate all
files in the commit --- and for each file only compare its svn:eol-style
property to the by-now-precomputed "did it it contain a 0x0D" bit.

I'm not sure how efficient it would be to parse for 0x0D's in
libsvn_repos, though. Maybe we should make this optional.

> All properties are interpreted by clients. A buggy client will cause
> cause problems for other users, so the best course of action is to
> report the bug (to SvnKit in this case?).
> Also note that you're using a much too strong term when you talk about
> "corrupted files" in this case. There's nothing corrupted about them.

An invariant failed to maintain. Granted it's not an FS_level
invariant, though.

> -- Brane
> [1] Not strictly true since mod_dav_svn will look at svn:mime-type when
> serving the content at its default, unversioned URL; but it doesn't
> actually interpret the value.
> --
> Branko Čibej
> Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2012-12-10 11:31:53 CET

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