On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 05:49:13AM +0000, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Daniel Shahaf wrote on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 05:20:53 +0000:
> > Johan Corveleyn wrote on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 01:34:18 +0200:
> > > Maybe something like this?
> > >
> > > "Subversion repositories can be broken, becoming partly inaccessible,
> > > by committing two files which have different content, yet produce the
> > > same SHA1 checksum. There is no data loss, but parts of the repository
> > > can no longer be checked out or committed into."
> > Well, there _is_ data loss, so:
> > Subversion fails to store a file that has the same sha1 as another
> > file in the repository. Attempts to retrieve the first file would
> > fail with a checksum error (from the md5 checksum that we also use),
> > however, if the two files had not only equal sha1's but also equal md5's,
> > then the wrong content would silently be returned.
> > Plus a blurb about how that's not going to ever happen by accident.
> Oops, that was a suggested Details section, but we're talking about the
> Summary section. Pretend I suggested:
> Subversion repositories, in the default configuration, fail to store
> a file that has the same SHA-1 checksum as another file.
Please just go ahead and commit any changes you want to make to the file.
That would be a bit easier to follow and review.
We still have some time before we need a final version we all agree on.
Received on 2017-05-11 10:21:01 CEST