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Re: I lost 7 bdb repositories yesterday!

From: Dirk Schenkewitz <schenkewitz_at_docomolab-euro.com>
Date: 2005-07-04 12:24:39 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> 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.

I noticed a noticable amount of post here saying that they have cases
where recovering was not possible. One can only hope that the BDB 4.4
internal recovery works much better that the one that must be started
by the user. Otherwise it would only hide the recoverable errors and
leave the users with the unrecoverable ones, which is IMHO even worse.

> 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. :-)

We're not heavily using SVN right now (only about 10 develeopers all
over europe) but that will change soon. So far, I'm glad that I choose
FSFS, merely out of laziness, because I didn't want to install and
maintain another database packet. :-)


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