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Re: Can't read length line in file (again).

From: Andrew MacKenzie <amackenz_at_edespot.com>
Date: 2006-06-02 00:41:30 CEST

> I suppose the network issue might help present the issue, but it's
> certainly not the cause of it. Malcome Rowe managed to determine the
> algorithm behind the corruption, but unfortunately, neither of us have
> come up with a successful reproduction recipe:
> http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-02/0473.shtml
Sounds like a fun bug...

> > It seems to me that this particular user has something 'special' about
> > either her setup, configuration, or methods that makes her more likely to
> > have an issue. I'm trying to get her to reproduce it in an 'unused'
> > repository. The only thing that leaps to mind is her network issues.
> It's worth a shot. I've tried everything I can think of to trigger it,
> but I've never tried disrupting the network traffic. Perhaps it's the
> key we've been missing in the reproduction recipe.

I've been playing around with my 'random binary data commit' script while
simulating networking issues a bit, and I've not *quite* been able to
generate the "Can't read length line in file" error, but I *have* managed
to generate another issue:

"svnadmin: Malformed representation header"

I can't commit or update anything involving my file. I had a number of
transactions in 'test\db', and had trouble removing two of them with
'svnadmin rmtxns test' (svnadmin: Can't open file '8184-4\format': The
system cannot find the path specified).

Is this issue similar to the Can't read length line one? Perhaps just
corruption in another part of the data?

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