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RE: SVN and 7GB files

From: Ellinghaus, Lance <lance.ellinghaus_at_eds.com>
Date: 2005-06-08 20:33:16 CEST

This was given to me by the person that found the error:

"""
From the base dir of the client working copy, there was a directory
called Backup which was added to the repo at revision 1 (we are at rev
42). This directory has never contained any files. A 7GB file was dumped
into this directory without my knowledge. When I went to check the
differences with the status -u command, I got the following error.

Svn: Can't read directory 'Backup': Partial results are valid but
processing is incomplete.

I found this large file after I checked the Backup directory for
possible problems. This file was not added with svn add. Once I removed
the file and ran the svn status -u again, everything worked as intended.

I ran into this same issue on another server with another working copy
of the same repo image. This time the offending file was 3.8GB in size
and was also not added with svn add. The removal of this file fixed the
issue.
"""

Lance Ellinghaus

-----Original Message-----
From: kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net [mailto:kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net]
On Behalf Of kfogel@collab.net
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 8:07 PM
To: Ellinghaus, Lance
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: SVN and 7GB files

"Ellinghaus, Lance" <lance.ellinghaus@eds.com> writes:
> Hello all!
> We are running SVN (version 1.1.2 r12471) under Solaris 8 and just
> found a problem and wanted to see if anyone else has seen it.
>
> We have been using svn for about 8 months now and have been very happy

> with it.
>
> Someone today had a local working directory that was empty and placed
> a 7GB file in that directory.
> When they tried to do a 'svn update -u' it would fail.
> They were given the following error message when they tried to run
> that
> command:
>
>
> svn: Can't read directory 'Parent_Dir_Name': Partial results are valid

> but processing is incomplete
>
>
> Has anyone else seen this?
> Is this a bug that was fixed in a newer version?

Can you give us the exact reproduction recipe, please? A transcript
would be perfect. I can't tell from the above if the 7G file was 'svn
add'ed or not, for example.

-Karl

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