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Re: SVN recursion on Windows cannot penetrate deep trees properly

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2005_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-10-17 18:45:11 CEST

On Oct 17, 2005, at 12:43, 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.

Previous messages I read here blame this on Windows, that, when using
relative paths, Windows has a limit of 255 chars for a path. And
Subversion does use relative paths. Here's one message talking about
this problem; there are probably many others:


I don't believe there is a solution at this time. I don't see a bug
report about this situation either, but maybe I'm not searching right.

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