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Re: "svn log" via svnserve is letting me see things it shouldn't, but "svn ls" works as I expect

From: Reid Priedhorsky <reid_at_umn.edu>
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 09:52:19 -0600

On 03/04/10 07:14, Jon Foster wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 03:01:22PM -0600, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
>>> In particular, log messages to files not in
>>> /cyclingproject/public should not be available.
>> Log message are not per file. They are per revision.
>> They aren't tied to any particular path.
>> Off-hand I cannot think of a way to prevent them from being seen.
>
> But the documentation for how authz works says:
>
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/subversion/trunk/notes/authz_policy.txt?ann
> otate=859714
>
>> ==============================================
>> WHAT USERS SHOULD EXPECT FROM PATH-BASED AUTHZ
>> ==============================================
>>
> [...]
>> 2. LOG MESSAGES
>>
>> Log information may be restricted, based on readability of
>> changed-paths.
>>
>> * If the target of 'svn log' wanders into unreadable territory,
>> then log output will simply stop at the last readable revision.
>> If the log is tracing backwards through time, as the plain
>> "svn log" command does, the target will appear to be added
>> (without history) in that revision.
>>
>> * If a revision returned by 'svn log' contains a mixture of
>> readable/unreadable changed-paths, then the log message is
>> suppressed, along with the unreadable changed-paths. Only
>> the revision number, author, date, and readable paths are
>> displayed.
>>
>> * If a revision returned by 'svn log' contains only unreadable
>> changed-paths, then only the revision number is displayed.
>
> Is this documentation wrong? Or doesn't it apply for some reason?

That's my take. If I can't "svn ls" it, why can I "svn log" it?

Note that the anomaly only appears at the repository root - one
directory down, neither "svn ls" or "svn log" gives any results, which
is what I'd expect.

In this case, I wrote a post-commit hook that cleared non-public log
messages when they were mirrored with svnsync. But that seems like a
hack, and if we were not mirroring, it seems we'd be out of luck.

Reid
Received on 2010-03-04 16:52:56 CET

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