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From Philip Martin <philip.mar...@wandisco.com>
Subject Re: svn dump format
Date Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:40:47 GMT
Andreas Stieger <andreas.stieger@gmx.de> writes:

>> On 18 Nov 2014, at 09:50, Baruch Burstein <bmburstein@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Are the node records in a single revision in a svn dump file
>> guaranteed/required to be in a sorted lexicographical order?
>
> Not guaranteed or required. The most informative results on this come
> up with the "apr hash order" keywords in mailing list and CHANGES.
>
>> If not, is that at least the case when using the official dump tools
>> (svnadmin/svnrdump)?
>
> Well there is only official source, and it depends on the apr hash
> order. I believe that current releases do sort to circumvent the hash
> order unpredictability. Dumps and revision files.

The hash ordering of nodes in dump files was considered a bug:

http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4134

and is fixed in recent versions.

As far as I can see we do not document the order in:

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/notes/dump-load-format.txt

-- 
Philip Martin | Subversion Committer
WANdisco // *Non-Stop Data*

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