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Re: cvs corruption during tag operation


From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs corruption during tag operation
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 13:39:55 -0500 (EST)

Jeremy Todd writes:
> 
> We're running CVS client 1.11.17 from a Windows XP machine, I downloaded the
> binary a while ago, possible from WinCVS or Cygwin, but I'm not sure. Our
> CVS server is running FreeBSD 5.4 and we connect to it via ssh (our CVSROOT
> looks like :ext:address@hidden:/cvsroot).

What version of CVS is running on the server?

> after about 90 iterations the diff will fail. In every case, a single
> character in one of the files is modified by turning ON the second bit. In
> other words the hex value of the character is increased by 2.

That sounds suspiciously like either a memory problem or a disk
interface problem on the server.  Does the server have parity or ECC
memory?  How is the repository disk attached -- SCSI, EIDE, SATA, etc.?

-Larry Jones

No one can prove I did that!! -- Calvin




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