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Re: [RFC/PATCH] svnadmin: recover/hotcopy erroring out for old FSFS repositories

From: Stefan Fuhrmann <stefan.fuhrmann_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:21:03 +0100

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Evgeny Kotkov <evgeny.kotkov_at_visualsvn.com
> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've noticed that svnadmin recover and hotcopy commands are broken for old
> repositories around trunk_at_1560210. The problem can be reproduced by
> creating
> a new --compatible-version=1.3 / 1.2 / 1.1 FSFS repository, doing something
> simple with it (say, running svn mkdir or svn checkout / add file /
> commit) and
> attempting to recover or hotcopy it:
> [[[
> (svnadmin-trunk recover REPOS)
> svnadmin: E200002: Serialized hash missing terminator
> (svnadmin-trunk hotcopy REPOS REPOS_BACKUP)
> svnadmin: E160006: No such revision 1
> ]]]
> Alternatively, this can be reproduced by running svnadmin_tests.py with,
> for
> example, --server-minor-version=3. This problem exists in both 1.8.x and
> trunk. In 1.8.x, however, the errors for both hotcopy and recover are
> visually
> identical:
> [[[
> (svnadmin-1.8.x recover REPOS)
> svnadmin: E200002: Serialized hash missing terminator
> (svnadmin-1.8.x hotcopy REPOS REPOS_BACKUP)
> svnadmin: E200002: Serialized hash missing terminator
> ]]]

> Overall, this looks like a regression since 1.7.x, where hotcopy works just
> fine. The 1.7.x recover also fails for these repositories with an
> "svnadmin: E000002: Can't open file 'X/db/revs/2': No such file or
> directory"
> error, but this is a well-known issue 4213 [1], which should be fixed by
> r1367683 [2].
> Being unable to recover and hotcopy old repositories with the most recent
> svnadmin version seems like an important issue, so I think it's worth a
> couple
> of tests. [See the attached patch #1]
> I did a quick investigation and spotted a couple of odd moments in the
> related code:
> 1) First of all, there is a reason for the different error messages in
> trunk
> and in the 1.8.x branch.
> This is a regression introduced in r1503742 [3], because now calling the
> svn_fs_fs__find_max_ids() routine during hotcopy creates a cyclic
> dependency. Hotcopy needs to update the db/current file, so it uses
> this
> routine to get the NEXT_NODE_ID / NEXT_COPY_ID for old repositories.
> However, this currently behaves the following way:
> hotcopy_update_current()
> ...
> (wants to update the db/current file, but doesn't know the next ids)
> svn_fs_fs__find_max_ids()
> svn_fs_fs__rev_get_root()
> svn_fs_fs__ensure_revision_exists()
> ...
> (reads the most recent db/current file in order to check the
> presence
> of this revision. it is reported missing, because we're right
> in the
> middle of updating the db/current file and cannot do that yet,
> because we still do not know the next ids)
> So, basically, we're calling a routine that assumes the db/current file
> is
> up-to-date in order to get the information on how to update the outdated
> db/current file. This ends with an "E160006: No such revision 1" error.

Fixed in /trunk and proposed for 1.8.x. The problem was that
you had to bump the youngest rev before you could access
the latest rev in the destination repo.

2) The reason for the "hash missing terminator" error is a bit trickier.
> The NEXT_NODE_ID / NEXT_COPY_ID recovery code recursively crawls
> through the dir representations in the db, however, it assumes that the
> EXPANDED_SIZE in the rep description always is non-zero. According to
> the docstring in subversion/libsvn_fs_fs/fs.h, this assumption is
> incorrect:
> [[[
> /* The size of the representation in bytes as seen in the revision
> file. */
> svn_filesize_t size;
> /* The size of the fulltext of the representation. If this is 0,
> * the fulltext size is equal to representation size in the rev file,
> */
> svn_filesize_t expanded_size;
> ]]]
> I did a small experiment with different svn (1.7 / 1.8 / trunk) versions
> writing dir reps to repositories with different --compatible-versions...
> [[[
> svn 1.7, --compatible-version=1.3 repository (db/revs/1)
> text: 1 57 28 28
> svn 1.8, --compatible-version=1.3 repository (db/revs/1)
> text: 1 57 28 0
> ]]]
> ...and it looks like svn 1.7.x did have the EXPANDED_SIZE equal to
> SIZE, but
> this behavior changed with 1.8.x. In 1.8.x, EXPANDED_SIZE is set to 0
> for
> these representations, so, attemping to read them ends with an
> "E200002: Serialized hash missing terminator" error.
> See the attached 'rep-description-dumps' file.
> NOTE: This code is a part of the recover_find_max_ids() routine and,
> worth
> mentioning, has some history. There is r1404675 [4], which added the
> "pick
> the right one from EXPANDED_SIZE and SIZE" logic, however, it was
> reverted
> in r1404708 [5]. Unfortunately, I do not yet understand the reasoning
> behind this revert, so, I guess, I'll just have to continue
> investigating.

That one gave me quite a headache - the fix was simple
but I had to check when EXPANDED_SIZE would be set
to 0 in old releases and whether old releases would work
with the new cases introduced in 1.8.x.

As it turned out, this only happens to non-deltified directories
and those use the same reader logic as properties, i.e.
they happen to work (recovery being the only broken part).

Recovery has been fixed and we also never write 0 for
EXPANDED_SIZE anymore - both on /trunk and as a
backport for 1.8.x.

3) There is an "uniquifier" concept for the representations that makes the
> rep
> caching possible. Each uniquifier requires a new NODE_ID, so, for
> example,
> a transaction which requires 5 new NODE_IDs ends up with taking 10 of
> them.
> This assumption is not shared by the recovery procedure, which recovers
> the
> NEXT_NODE_ID / NEXT_COPY_ID for old repositories by finding the maximum
> NODE_ID / COPY_ID and bumping them by one.
> For example, for the old format Greek tree repository with db/current
> containing "1 14 1" the recovery procedure will replace the db/current
> contents with "1 13 1". '13' in this example is the recovered
> (but it also is the NODE_ID reserved for the uniquifier of the last
> "real"
> NODE_ID). As a consequence, hotcopying this repository (which utilizes
> the
> recover_find_max_ids() routine) will end up with *mismatching
> db/current*
> files in the hotcopy source and destination.
> It looks like making these uniquifiers for old repositories is
> unnecessary
> in the first place (they are only required for rep caching, which is
> only
> available for the newer >= SVN_FS_FS__MIN_REP_SHARING_FORMAT
> repositories).
> See set_uniquifier() in subversion/libsvn_fs_fs/transaction.c

A simple oversight. Fixed on /trunk & proposed for 1.8.x.

> 4) The hotcopy_update_current() does something quite odd for old
> repositories.
> It grabs the MAX_NODE_ID / MAX_COPY_ID from svn_fs_fs__find_max_ids(),
> claims them to be the NEXT_NODE_ID / NEXT_COPY_ID and writes them into
> the
> db/current file. The maximum values found by the
> svn_fs_fs__find_max_ids()
> routine should be bumped by one (the same way it is done in
> recover_body(),
> subversion/libsvn_fs_fs/recovery.c).
> Not doing so will result in the hotcopy destination having incorrect
> NEXT_NODE_ID and NEXT_COPY_ID in the db/current file (pointing to
> already taken ids).

Yup. Off-by-one. Also fixed.

If this might help to understand what is going on, I've made a
> quick-and-dirty
> patch for 1.8.x branch, which explicitly points the problems and rushes
> toward
> the green test suite. Doing this for 1.8.x allows to postpone the problem
> 1)
> and focus on 2-4), because, as far as I suspect, fixing 1) might get a bit
> messy. [See the attached patch #2]
> An appropriate fix for this issue undoubtedly requires a lot more work.
> I think I might be able to come up with a patch for the trunk in the nearby
> future (in case someone does not fix it earlier).
> [1] http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4213
> [2] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=r1367683
> [3] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=r1503742
> [4] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=r1404675
> [5] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=r1404708
Thanks for the keen eye!

-- Stefan^2.
Received on 2014-01-27 08:21:40 CET

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