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Re: Large CVS Installations

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Large CVS Installations
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 09:30:11 +0100

address@hidden (Larry Jones) wrote:
> Essentially *every* instance of repository corruption we've encountered
> over the years has been caused by NFS interoperability bugs.  I'd think
> very carefully before putting a repository on an NFS mounted disk.

I tracked one case of repository corruption to a bad network switch that
would corrupt packets on e.g., checkout or commit.  The resulting file
(working copy or ,v file) would have the proper length, but with a couple
groups of four bytes moved around in such a way that basic networking
checksums were unchanged.  Needless to say, this didn't happen often,
but when it did, it was a pain.  Reproducing it took lots of iterations.
NFS was not involved.  This was all via ssh and local disks.

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