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Re: svnadmin: Can't read length line in file ...

From: Mark Junker <m.junker_at_hm-software.de>
Date: 2006-05-22 08:40:18 CEST

Andrew MacKenzie schrieb:
>>> I've searched through Google, not nothing useful was found.
>>> Any ideas?

>> I had the same problem but nobody answered ... so I guess this problem
>> is very rare. BTW: At this time we were running "svnserve" (svn://) and
>> "mod_dav_svn" (https://) at the same time. Maybe this could've been the
>> problem? Now we're only using the https:// access method.

> We're only using mod_dav_svn.

So I guess that it's not a problem of using svnserve and mod_dav_svn

> It seemed to only effect one file in the revision that 'went bad'. That
> file was a binary file (.mdb) with the 'svn:needs-lock' property set. The
> person who commited the revision thinks she didn't lock the file before
> commiting it (just changed the read-only flag).

Hmm ... we don't use the "svn:needs-lock" attribute here so I guess that
this isn't the problem.

> I'd love to know what causes this... This is a pretty serious issue IMHO.
> I'm going to try to reproduce the scenario after I fix our repository, but
> I'm not hopeful about succeeding.

I also think that this is a serious issue but the only thing we have in
common is the FSFS repository. Maybe I should convert it to BDB?

Kind regards,
Mark Junker

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Received on Mon May 22 08:41:45 2006

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