[cvsnt] CVS HEAD stuck?!?

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Mon Jul 2 21:32:58 BST 2007

Chuck Kirschman wrote:
> Thanks for the info.  We don't run AV on our CVS servers.  It is 
> pointless since the only way to put anything on the box is via CVS, and 
> there any binaries are stored as text so the AV can't find anything in 
> the repositories anyway.  It took a little while to convince the 
> hardware guys of this, but I've found that installing AV's, even when 
> they are completely turned off, can make a 10-20% performance difference 
> when reading from disk.  And that's just for the ones where I was able 
> to gather data; some of them led to crashes, hangs, or blue screens.

I agree about AVs.. you wouldn't believe the number of problems they've 
caused me... :)

If you can find a usage pattern that causes the problem then we can 
probably find a way to work around it (unless it's really odd).. normal 
cvs behaviour never should because the everything should shutdown cleanly.


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