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Re: svn bug with HUGE files

From: Robert Guthrie <rguthrie_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2004-07-16 17:17:32 CEST

By the way, I'm running statically linked versions of svnadmin and svn
(client) from 1.1.0 rc1, though the same problem appeared before (I
believe) with v1.0.x.

If there's any other detail or experiments I can do, please let me know.

Robert Guthrie wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 16:01, Robert Guthrie wrote:
>>
>>> $ svn stat
>>> svn: Can't read directory 'tempdir': Partial results are valid but
>>> processing is incomplete
>>
>>
>>
>> Aren't you the guy who was posting earlier about sharing a working copy,
>> and didn't you post the exact same error message?
>
>
> Yes, I am. Sorry, I should have concluded that thread...
>
>>
>> In both cases, that error smells like a permission issue. How about
>> showing us an 'ls -l' of the directory? Perhaps you had write access to
>> the dir, but not read access to the huge file?
>
>
> Well, my experiment was with
> 1. a repository that I created for the purpose of testing
> 2. a working copy that I checked out under userid "rguthr"
> 3. a copy of the huge file in question, which I copied with the "rguthr"
> user.
>
> But, just to make sure I'm not crazy....
>
> rguthr $> ls -l . tempdir
> .:
> total 0
> drwxr-s--- 3 rguthr cmt 256 Jul 15 16:46 tempdir/
>
> tempdir:
> total 23754400
> -rw-r----- 1 rguthr cmt 0 Jul 15 16:46 emptyfile1
> -rw-r----- 1 rguthr cmt 0 Jul 15 16:46 emptyfile2
> -rw-r----- 1 rguthr cmt 12162160632 Jul 15 16:42 reallybigfile
>
> rguthr $> svn stat
> svn: Can't read directory 'tempdir': Partial results are valid but
> processing is incomplete
> rguthr $> rm tempdir/reallybigfile
> rguthr $> svn stat # no response, because svn:ignore '*' on tempdir
> rguthr $> whoami
> rguthr
>
>
> ... so the empty files, and just about any other reasonablly sized ones
> seem not to cause this problem. Just outlandishly huge ones.
> Unfortunately, we end up with really huge files all the time here, but
> really, this shouldn't be a problem for subversion, should it?
>
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