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Re: svnadmin verify and checksum errors

From: Justin Mazzola Paluska <jmp_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2007-05-16 22:06:47 CEST

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 12:15:39PM -0700, Barry Gershenfeld wrote:
> This sounds a lot like a hardware problem. Memtest86 is a very good
> program for testing memory. I have been surprised many times in finding
> bad memory to cause strange random trouble.
> One example many years ago on a DOS machine. Simply copying a file
> (10+MB) followed by a compare would fail at random points or
> times. Didn't happen on small files.

It was caused by a hardware failure—one of the hard drives in the RAID
died, but not in a way that the RAID system could detect and recover
from. I put a new drive in and it’s working quite well now.

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