[cvsnt] Corrupt history file
arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Fri Nov 17 04:00:19 GMT 2006
> Since we converted from Unix to cvsNT, we've been getting a lot of
CVSNT on unix and if so what one or on some other system?
> corruption in the history file.
Haven't heard of it before today. But most CVSNT users use the Audit
database - the history file is quite useless on all versions of CVS since if
there is any problem writing to it that step is just skipped.
The only case where I could think this corruption could happen is if someone
is accessing the repository using :local: and/or the history file (and
consequently the repository) is on a network drive or scanned by anti-virus.
> Here's some examples from a script I wrote to dig out the bad lines:
Please supply the actual history file (or actual excerpts of the bad lines
and the context). If possible a trace of the client and server when a bad
record gets written.
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