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Re: 'svn up' locks up in svn_diff__lcs()

From: Ed Price <ed.price_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-03 03:08:38 CET

On 11/23/06, wayne roberts <wroberts1@cox.net> wrote:
> running subversion-1.4.2 on fedora:
> I was doing an svn update, and found that the client was blocking in
> svn_diff__lcs() in this loop:
> do {
> ... calls svn_diff__snake() from here ..
> } while (fp[d].position[1] != &sentinel_position[1]);
>
> i added a printf to print the values of both pointers fp[d].position[1]
> and &sentinel_position[1]
> and found they were never becoming equal and the loop would run forever.
>
> the files that its hanging on are not source-code files. it is a text
> list of filenames which is about 260,000 lines long. The workaround is
> to delete my local copies, lose my local changes.

Sounds like an interesting bug... No followup?

Could you come up with a simple reproduction recipe?

How long did you wait before declaring it "forever"?
(Or can you tell "deductively" from the code that it won't halt?)

-ed

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