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Re: Help in diagnosing make fsfscheck

From: Insert Real Name <insertrealname_at_yahoo.ca>
Date: 2005-07-18 05:09:39 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Looking at your tests.log, it seems that the test failures are related
> to situations whereby a file should be locally modified, but subversion
> isn't detecting the modification.
> Are you perhaps running the tests on a FAT filesystem? FAT has a 2-
> second time resolution for timestamps, so it's possible that a script
> can append to a file and then ask 'svn' to stat the file all within 2
> seconds. Subversion sees no change in timestamp, so it assumes that
> the file hasn't changed.
No, this is on a Linux x86 system (shared hosting machine). I won't be
creating/using berkeley-db type repositories, just fsfs somewhere below
my home directory on the web hoster.

In any event, I've now done this test at least 3 times:

rm -rf subversion-1.2.1
tar zxf subversion-1.2.1.tar.gz
cd subversion-1.2.1
./configure --prefix=/home/myhome/opt --without-berkeley-db --with-ssl
make fsfscheck

And each time the last make step gives different test failures!

But I had forgotten that the hosting company keeps home directories
mounted via NFS--as soon as I did the same build procedure on the
hosting machine in /usr/local/tmp (locally mounted ext3 filesystem), all
tests passed O.K.

So, sorry to have bothered the mailing list with this, which is
mentioned somewhere in the build instructions.

I notice that the FAQ addresses the problem of NFS Subversion fsfs
repositories on Linux by suggesting that such NFS shares be mounted with
  subtree checking disabled, something which I doubt I can convince the
hosting company to try... is there any other way around this particular
Linux/Subversion problem?

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