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Re: bug in svn diff and related?

From: David Ripton <dripton_at_ripton.net>
Date: 2005-03-16 13:54:46 CET

On 2005.03.16 01:46:12 +0000, mike south wrote:
> You don't have to fiddle with mtimes to cause buggy behavior--all you
> have to do is have a machine making the modifications, and it's going to
> get the commit and then the subsequent modification done inside of the
> same second a high percentage of the time. The test code I posted gave
> me 2 errors out of four tries.

This assumes that file timestamps only have one-second granularity.

I don't think the design intent of svn is to only support one-second
precision, since it uses apr_time_t with microsecond precision.

I suspect that the results you're seeing are due to a svn or apr bug, or
a filesystem with low-resolution timestamps. What filesystem and OS are
you using?

David Ripton    dripton@ripton.net
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Received on Wed Mar 16 13:57:40 2005

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