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Re: workspace corruption issues

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-12-30 23:17:52 CET

Peter Kahn wrote:
> I seem to lose about 4 hours to work time a week to strange corrupted
> workspace issues in svn. A merge where files have been added in the
> range of changesets will result in the files placed in the workspace,
> but not marked as adds, or changes will not go into the repository, or
> the status command doesn't report the changes accurately.
> In each of these cases, I suspect that someone violated the rules of
> workspace etiquette, but I have no way to determine this. This is
> resulting in lower user confidence which is a problem for me.
> Has anyone else had similar problems and if so, how did you investigate
> them? In each case, by the time I get there, all I have is a corrupt
> workspace with no record of how it got that way. Interviewing the users
> doesn't seem to provide information that point to a problem. Still,
> there is a problem and I really want to determine how it got that way.
> Anyone have any ideas (short of writing some kind of logging wrapper for
> svn, which would still miss the other half of the equations, user
> actions directly manipulating the files.)

Perhaps you could instruct your users to save a copy of their shell's
history when they discover a problem?

Although that logging wrapper might not be a bad idea anyway....


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