The output from the xxd tool is:
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1148424&view=rev seems related.
It hasn't been backported to 1.6.x.
wrt the log message, hard to tell what happened exactly. The right
output to share is 'svn pget --revprop --strict svn:log | xxd', but at
a guess it's a non-UTF-8 log message. (so it would need to be recoded
prior to or during the sync; new versions of svnsync can do that during
Jozef Izso wrote on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 14:10:01 +0200:
> I'm trying to synchronize a repository from the svn server running version
> 1.4.6 (r28521).
> The svnsync sync stops on a revision that has strange Unicode characters in
> the commit message and displays the "Unknown command 'failure'" message.
> The svn log command shows this commit message for that revision:
> Text: ?\131?\196(EOT)?\195?\141v
> Hex: 3f 5c 31 33 31 3f 5c 31 39 36 04 5b 5d 3f 5c 31 39 35 3f 5c 31 34 31 76
> The (EOT) in the message is the End-of-tape character, ASCII 04.
> If I save the log as XML, this characters are saved:
> c4 3f 5c 30 30 34 5b 5d c3 8d 76
> These are the version of the tools used:
> svnsync, version 1.6.17 (r1128011)
> compiled May 30 2011, 14:52:54
> svnserve, version 1.4.6 (r28521)
> compiled Dec 20 2007, 16:33:06
> Is there a way to get this revision synced to the mirror repository?
> Best regards,
> Jozef Izso.