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

From: Justin Georgeson <JGeorgeson_at_lgc.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:37:22 -0500

The new test repo up to r39244 was created and the merge was successfully committed. Checking the rev file in that new repo it looks ok. But when I put the new rev file into an existing repo it is still corrupt, although for different reasons now. I tried fsfsverify.py on this new rev file just in case, same error.

[svnadmin_at_hourdcm1 /tmp]$ svnadmin verify -r 39245 /u1/repos/prowess
svnadmin: Corrupt node-revision 'g-17515.0-38388.r38555/6646'
svnadmin: Found malformed header in revision file

That string comes from this entry

K 19
V 32
file g-17515.0-38388.r38555/6646

Which is the entry just prior to the entry for the file that was modified in this merge. If I change the entry to match that of the original rev file then (change the trailing /6646 to /6649) then the verify fails with a checksum mismatch. Interestingly I don't see the 'actual' checksum anywhere in the file, but I do see the expected.

[svnadmin_at_hourdcm1 /tmp]$ svnadmin verify -r 39245 /u1/repos/prowess
svnadmin: Checksum mismatch while reading representation:
   expected: 2acda48d7b91e8f07aff6270fdcb9e7b
     actual: 7d22c19004b23609f3a460fb9adbed96

[svnadmin_at_hourdcm1 /tmp]$ grep 2acda48d7b91e8f07aff6270fdcb9e7b /u1/repos/prowess/db/revs/39/39245
text: 39245 605 1191 1191 2acda48d7b91e8f07aff6270fdcb9e7b
[svnadmin_at_hourdcm1 /tmp]$ grep 7d22c19004b23609f3a460fb9adbed96 /u1/repos/prowess/db/revs/39/39245
[svnadmin_at_hourdcm1 /tmp]$

-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Georgeson
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:03 AM
To: 'Daniel Shahaf'
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: RE: corrupt revision, "Reading one svndiff window read beyond the end of the representation"

Regarding reproducibility, that's what I was going for with #3. I found another thread, http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2009-06/0723.shtml, concluding this error is due to fsfsverify not being current with the latest format, so I'll give the svndump to new repo and redo revision in new repo a try.

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Shahaf [mailto:d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name]
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 9:30 AM
To: Justin Georgeson
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: Re: corrupt revision, "Reading one svndiff window read beyond the end of the representation"

Justin Georgeson wrote on Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 17:39:49 -0500:
> 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

Is this reproducible? i.e., if you re-commit r39245 (on top of, say, an
svnsync/backup repository at r39244), does it become corrupted again?

> 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

Don't do #4.

#5 sounds reasonable. You have to restitch history in some way now.

> Is there something else we missed? Which of these seems like the safest/easiest?
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