[cvsnt] Running Norton Anti-Virus On the CVSNT Server

Oliver Giesen ogware at gmx.net
Wed Dec 25 11:27:02 GMT 2002

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> > Could I get some more detail on this possibility? Is turning it off the
> > only way to prevent this from occurring, or is it possible to leave
> > Filesystem Realtime Protection (FRP) on, but exclude the location of the
> > CVS Repository from the FRP's "protection"?
> >
> It breaks the filesystem.  What seems to be happening is what gets written
> to the temp files that cvs uses is different to what is read back.  This
> fatal... if it was doing something like deleting the files you'd just get
> an error, but Norton is return 'ok' then returning junk.
> You end up with a repository where the diffs end up as diffs based on the
> wrong data (usually an empty file) which is pretty irretrevable.

Ok. So what about the second part of the question: Would selectively
disabling FRP only for the repository/sandbox/tempdir/lockdir help? Also, is
this more of an issue on the client (~sandbox) or the server (~repository)
or both?


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