[cvsnt] corrupted checkout files once in a while...

Tony Hoyle tmh at nothing-on.tv
Thu Aug 29 17:40:13 BST 2002

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On Thu, 29 Aug 2002 08:43:04 -0700, "arnaud [whitepj]"
<arnaudv at whitepj.com> wrote:

>From time to time, when I do a complete "checkout module" from scratch
>(nothing in the destination directory), I get corrupted files. For example,
>in a txt file like myproject.rc, the definition of some windows behavior
>change like SS_CENTERIMAGE to SS_MGEo+43.
>It could happen a couple of time if I try to checkout again, and then
>'tadaaaa', the file is corrected!
>So it means that it is not corrupted in the repository...
It sounds like a dodgy network card or hub/switch.

Try to take CVS out of the loop - use something like FTP to transfer
known files across between the server and client and see if they are
corrupted (md5sum will come in handy here).  Large files are preferred
as they increase the likelyhood of errors manifesting.

If you find a problem then you can start swapping hardware around.

The other thing that could cause it would be hard drive failure, but
I'd expect that to affect your entire system not just cvs.


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