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Re: svnadmin: Malformed representation header

From: Andrew n marshall <amarshal_at_ISI.EDU>
Date: 2006-08-29 02:18:45 CEST

If I don't involve the directory containing the bad file, the repository
seems to work fine. When trying to update a working copy with the bad
file, TortoiseSVN gives:
  Error: REPORT request failed on '/svn/repos/REPOS_NAME/!svn/vcc/default'
  Error: REPORT of '/svn/repos/REPOS_NAME/!svn/vcc/default': 200 OK
(with actual REPOS_NAME and HOSTNAME, of course)

I have a nightly backup. I cannot dump 7773, but I can dump everything
after it in incremental mode.

Apache logs don't say much:
 [Mon Aug 28 13:33:08 2006] [error] [client] A failure
occurred while driving the update report editor [500, #160004]
 [Mon Aug 28 13:33:08 2006] [error] [client] Malformed
representation header [500, #160004]

Considering the size of the repository and current disk space issues,
I'm looking for less drastic solutions than a rebuild. We don't have
the room for a second repository on that machine, so we'd have to delete
first. I'll test the backup files on another machine before I'm
comfortable deleting anything.


Ivan Aleman wrote:
> 2006/8/28, Andrew n marshall <amarshal@isi.edu>:
>> I need some quick guidance. It seems my Berkeley DB backed repository
>> became corrupted this morning. The error "svnadmin verify" gives is:
>> * Verified revision 7772.
>> svnadmin: Malformed representation header
>> 340.849u 36.334s 13:58.04 45.0% 0+0k 0+0io 1pf+0w
>> Revision 7773 happens to contain the last modification of the file that
>> brought the problem to my attention. It is a large (multi-megabyte)
>> binary media asset (the project is a game). And the committing user did
>> not see any errors.
>> I'm hosting the repository over a Fedora Core Linux box, Apache 2.0.54,
>> and Subversion 1.2.3.
>> Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Is there a way to fix the
>> file and database without tearing down the repository and rebuilding
>> from backups?
> Can you do a backup?
> Can you work with the repository?
> Have you any other information / error?
> What about deleting the repository and then recreate it with some
> one's working copy?
> Please try to be more specific.

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