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Re: svn commit: r1483186 - in /subversion/branches/1.8.x: ./ STATUS subversion/libsvn_client/repos_diff.c subversion/tests/cmdline/diff_tests.py

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 09:59:46 -0400

On 05/20/2013 08:45 AM, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
>> This bug fix is a single boolean toggle that affects one type of operation
>> (a repository diff which adds empty files) through effectively a single
>> codepath. The bug is well understood; the fix extremely localized. There's
>> no need to restart the soak period for this.
>>
> Sometimes single boolean toggle may affect a lot of code flow.
> In this case the fix made in one of inner functions: diff algorithm. Which
> is used in many places: merges and diffing.

You've got your layering wrong on this one, Ivan. The code fixed by this
change is used by repository diffs, which sits *atop* the lower-level diff
display generation and merge handling logic.

As I've already explained, this bug is triggered by one scenario: a
repository diff which adds empty files. I'll grant you that sometimes that
diff is shown to us on the console and sometimes it's merged into the
working copy. But it's a single, well-understood scenario that's failing
here, and the fix makes precisely that change needed to fix it (by reverting
to the previous behavior of ensuring that the tempfile gets opened and
closed rather than merely skipped). The fix is not widespread. It's not
far-reaching. We didn't blaze any new trails here. In summary: this is not
a destabilizing change.

>> We also have a one-week soak period extension as part of our policy:
>> because this is a critical bugfix, *if* we were currently in our final week
>> of soak time, we would need to re-roll a new RC with the fix and extend our
>> soak time by another week.
>>
> I'm fine to extend soak period because of this change instead of full
> restart, but we need some kind of soak period extension.

Please read our policy. The docs pretty clear:
http://subversion.apache.org/docs/community-guide/releasing.html#release-stabilization

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

Received on 2013-05-20 16:00:23 CEST

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