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

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006q2_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-05-22 12:22:15 CEST

On May 22, 2006, at 08:40, Mark Junker wrote:

>> 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?

I wouldn't recommend that, because I've been recommending that people
switch from BDB to FSFS for a year. Not only do I not want to look
foolish :-) but there are very real problems with the way Subversion
uses BDB which cause it to blow up in some environments, about which
you can certainly read more in the mailing list archives. If there's
a problem with FSFS, then let's find it and fix it. FSFS is the
default repository type now which means the Subversion team has put
its weight behind it. I haven't been following this thread so I don't
know how much or if any of the Subversion developers have chimed in,
but usually if there's a corrupt FSFS repository they'll ask to see
it or part of it or, if it's got sensitive data, work with you to
analyze it remotely to figure out what went wrong.

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