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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Random files being "reverted" on one repository
Date Wed, 11 May 2011 16:10:12 GMT
fsfs or bdb?

Tried 1.5.7 / 1.6.16 server?

Dave Tingling wrote on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:50:58 -0400:
> Hi List,
> 
> We administer subversion (v 1.4.2, r22196 on CentOS 5.5) for a
> development company, and have over 150 active repositories, but we
> are not subversion experts. We are experiencing an issue with just
> one particular repository.
> 
> When programmers run an update against this one repository (using
> either TortoiseSVN 1.6.15 or Slik Subversion 1.6.16 on Windows 7 Pro
> SP1), they observe that they sometimes get---to coin their
> term---"frankenstein" versions of arbitrary  files. As an example
> scenario:
> 
> 1) - Developer A: adds, edits and commits a file X,
> 2) - Developer A: later, again edits and commits file X,
> 3) - Developer A: still later, again edits and commits file X,
> 4) - Developer N: who has never before seen file X, runs an update.
> She gets a weird version of file X which contains only *some* lines
> of the set of changes made by Developer A in each of the edit/commit
> sessions (1), (2), and (3).
> 
> We cannot replicate the problem on demand, but it recurs with
> (seemingly) random files at random times. The worst thing is that
> when an update silently "reverts" some unknown file (to a
> "frankenstein" version), it is subsequently committed as a new
> version by the unsuspecting developer.
> 
> We've tried exporting and re-importing the code to a new repository,
> but the issue has persisted. "Svnadmin verify" finds no errors in
> any revisions. Our latest move was to disable the Windows Search
> service, but if that's really the problem, our other developers
> should be seeing this with other repositories. Any advice on how to
> duplicate/troubleshoot the cause of this problem will be greatly
> appreciated.
> 
> Thank you,
> Dave

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