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Re: I lost 7 bdb repositories yesterday!

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-01 21:34:59 CEST

On Jul 1, 2005, at 2:16 PM, Jake Robb wrote:
>
> If someone is lucky enough to have a usage pattern and system
> configuration
> which do not cause trouble with BDB, they they are welcome to use
> the faster
> and "higher-tech" BDB back-end to Subversion. I don't think it's
> necessary
> to remove it as an option.

The real reason we've not "pulled the plug" on BDB yet is that

   (1) in the vast majority of cases, it works fine.

   (2) we're working closely with sleepycat on BDB 4.4, which should
clear up most of these problems. The low-tech explanation I've heard
is that BDB 4.4 will automatically detect wedgeness and auto-recover
itself.

But that doesn't mean we've decided to do nothing else in the
meantime, while we wait for the improvements. We've made FSFS the
default back-end in svn 1.2, so as to route newbies away from
potential turbulence. We're nowhere near the point of issuing a
product recall for all existing users. :-)

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