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Re: Repository died after a "successful" add and commit

From: Nicolas Goutte <nicolasg_at_snafu.de>
Date: 2005-06-13 14:53:30 CEST

On Monday 13 June 2005 14:43, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> On Monday 13 June 2005 12:25, Olivier Sannier wrote:
> > Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> > >On Friday 10 June 2005 23:35, Brian C. Van Essen wrote:
> > >>Hello, I was trying to get my advisor to use our subversion
> > >>repository today and during what seemed a normal sequence of
> > >>operations, the repository has corrupted itself and we are being
> > >>forced to pull a backup. I am trying to figure out what went wrong,
> > >>so here is the sequence of events.
> > >>
> > >>Background:
> > >>Two of us use the repository mainly via ssh remote access, and have
> > >>had no problems.
> > >>
> > >>Today's sequence of events:
> > >>Today, I had our advisor checkout the repository via a "file://" URL
> > >>from a nfs mounted drive.
> > >
> > >Have you read the FAQ and the handbook? As far as I have understood, it
> > > is written there that you cannot use Berkeley DB on NFS, not even on a
> > > NFS system claiming to support Berkeley. (And from the logs below, you
> > > *are* using Berkeley, not FSFS!)
> >
> > Well, you could, but you would have to NOT use the file:// URL, as this
> > is the source of the problem.
>
> Well, sorry, buf that is not what the Subversion FAQ says.
>
> It tells that Berkeley DB does not work over NFS and the pointed document
> http://www.sleepycat.com/docs/ref/env/remote.html
> tells the same.

Ah, I think I have understood what you meant. The server is the only one
accessing the database, so it could work.

>
> So I doubt that it depends on the access method used by the Subversion
> client. If the server uses Berkeley but the database is accessed by NFS,
> you should probably get the same problem.

However for Linux, there is also a note at the bottom telling that Berkeley
will not work at all on Linux with NFS (similar for FreeBSD).

>
> Have a nice day!
>
> > Cheers
> > Olivier
> >
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