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Re: corrupt revision, "Reading one svndiff window read beyond the end of the representation"

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 18:47:04 -0400

Have you tried fsfsverify.py?

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On Aug 2, 2010, at 6:39 PM, Justin Georgeson <JGeorgeson_at_lgc.com> wrote:

> I have a repo with >39k revisions. Last week, r39245 was committed, a merge of a single file from trunk to branch. It is the HEAD revision of that file on that branch. Turns out this revision is corrupt
> [svnadmin_at_hourdcm3 ~]$ svnadmin verify -r 39245 /repos/prowess
> svnadmin: Reading one svndiff window read beyond the end of the representation
> I've searched from r30000 to HEAD in this repo and that's the only rev that fails the verify. All our backup copies have the same issue too. I'm wondering what our options for recovery are. Some suggestions we have come up with internally are:
> 1. Developer still has sandbox which reports the parent folder as updated, so have him 'svn cat' the previous version and commit that, then re-commit the changes from the corrupt revision
> 2. 'svn rm' the file from the server and re-add it (losing ancestry)
> 3. Some combination of svndump up to that revision, import to new repo, redo that merge in new repo, overwrite the revision file with new one
> 4. delete revision file (seems like bad idea)
> 5. svn dump up to corrupt revision and everything after bad revision, merge dumps, create new repo, redo merge
> Is there something else we missed? Which of these seems like the safest/easiest?
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