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Re: SVN recursion on Windows cannot penetrate deep trees properly

From: Frank Gruman <fgatwork_at_verizon.net>
Date: 2005-10-17 18:23:02 CEST

Oliver Dungey wrote:
> Subversion version: 1.2.3
> Platform: Windows XP service pack 2
> We have been using Subversion for 3 months now and have been
> experiencing strange problems when performing commits and cleanups. I
> have been tracking the problem in our team and it appears that when
> doing an commit/cleanup on the root of our repository it doesn't reach
> the bottom of the tree. We have used the svn command line, tortoise
> and the eclipse plugins but always get the same results. In the last
> week we have been trying the pure java implementation via the eclipse
> svn plugin and this does not appear to have the same problems.
> I don't know anything about the API calls into the Windows platform
> that subversion uses but I do remember from years ago that some of the
> C++ recursion functions can fail with deep trees due to hard coded
> path depths of 256-1024 bytes.
> I have waited a month or so to report this issue hoping that we could
> get firmer information but haven't managed to achieve any more than
> I've got above.
> Oly
Although I probably can't solve the problem, I recall a posting similar
to this a couple months back. Have you tried to search the mailing list
for this issue?

Also - to help clarify the problem, can you give specific details (steps
to recreate the problem) so that we have a visual of what your system
looks like / is doing when this occurs?


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