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Re: SVN: Checksum mismatch problem

From: Russ Allbery <rra_at_stanford.edu>
Date: 2006-05-23 06:00:43 CEST

Bruce Korb <bkorb@gnu.org> writes:

> I do that also, but I am also careful to prune repository
> directories (CVS, .svn or SCCS even). I rather doubt it is my RAM,
> BTW. Perhaps a disk sector, but I'll never know now. (Were it RAM,
> the failure would be random and not just the one file.) The original
> data were rm-ed and replaced with a new pull of the Ada code.

Yup, I've seen change of capitalization of a single letter in files due to
bad disk sectors before, even on relatively modern hardware. It's a
single bit error, so it's an explainable failure mode.

Russ Allbery (rra_at_stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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