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Re: Repository destoryed at random on OS X using new DB, etc.

From: Ian Davis <ian.w.davis_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-28 13:48:05 CEST

Hi Max, thanks for all the help and advice. I'll be suitably careful
in following it. However, my repository has died in this way twice
now, and neither time was there anything odd about the check-in
attempt except that it failed. No power failures, hung processes, file
system defects, nada. Now it's true that my Powerbook does hang
sometimes when it goes to sleep and I have to remove the battery (!)
to convince it to shut off and reboot, and these episodes have
happened in the time since my last check-in to this repository.
However, the repository wasn't being accessed anytime around the
failure, and there hasn't been any damage to other parts of the
system, so that seems unlikely to me.

Good luck!

On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 09:54:06 +0100, Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net> wrote:
> My initial analysis suggests that a write to the database logs is somehow
> 'getting lost', leaving the databases updated to a later version than there
> are log records. BDB then reports this as "Invalid argument".
> So, our question to you is:
> Did anything unusual of any kind happen around the time the repos became
> broken? Power failure? Unclean reboot? Svn process hung?
> It is possible that nothing odd happened - there might be a bug in BDB.
> Max.
> PS: We are tracking this issue in:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1968

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