[cvsnt] Corrupt history file

news.cvsnt.org 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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