[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Behaviour on minor .control misconfiguration

From: Daniel creo Haslinger <creo-23985-subversion_at_blackmesa.at>
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 01:49:21 +0100

 Hey there,

 I'm here to ask you if this the following is intended behaviour
 and - if it really IS - if one should consider to think over it
 again. I'm not sure if this should go to dev@, but I decided to
 start at users@ first ;-)

 We're serving a medium sized Subversion userbase ( ~ 400 users ),
 repositories are of course maintained by the users themselves and
 of course they are managing access permissions on their own.

 Every now and then it happens that a user renders a repository
 unusable by doing misconfiguration on their .control as e.g.:

 johndoe = rw
 janedoe = rw
 r = *

 Of course the last line is incorrect since it should have been
 * = r instead of r = *.

 From our point of view, subversion should of course send a warning
 to the logs that this line is erronous - and it actually does that,
 but as soon as it trips over this line it discards the whole
 .control and ignores it.

 There are often over 20 to 50 users on a repo that are relying
 on the SVN and just by this simple mistake the whole repo goes down.

 It it _really_ necessary to discard a whole repo config instead of
 discarding the corrupt line?

 Thanks for any hint or advice,

Received on 2011-02-20 01:50:06 CET

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.