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

Gates, Donald T DONALD.T.GATES at saic.com
Thu Dec 26 17:24:06 GMT 2002

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>>Gates, Donald T wrote:
>> Starting with "Release 63", there is a screen in the CVSNT installer
>> warning that using the 'Filesystem Realtime Protection' feature that is a
>> part of Symantec's Norton Antivirus may lead to irrevocable corruption of
>> the repository.
>> 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 is
>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.

So, just so I'm clear on this, turning off the FRP protection on the
Repository AND (more importantly it would seem) the TEMP directory that the
CVSNT server writes to WILL NOT prevent this corruption from occurring?

Also, what, if anything, does Symantec have to say about this? I would think
that Microsoft would take a dim view of a major application like Anti-Virus
corrupting the filesystem.


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