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The test results are in. Here is a summery: Test Setup: Server: 1.5G PIII running Windows 2003 server CVSNT 2.0.5 McAfee VirusScan v4.5.1 SP1 enabled Client: various but typically Windows XP or Windows 2000 CVSNT 2.0.5 McAfee VirusScan v4.5.1 SP1 (one machine had this disabled) Perl 5.6.1 The Test: A perl script that repeated the following over and over: o add one line to a file (the date and time) o commit that change o update in a separate directory o compare the files If anything at all went wrong, the script would stop right there and display the error. I ran 27 instances of the test spread over 5 machines over the weekend. Results: o Out of 369,371 total cycles, 17 operations failed and 2 of those did not involve CVS. So, that is a cvs failure rate of 0.004%. o Of the 17 failed operations, all of them worked on the next try. o In all of this, there was no data loss or corruption. I call that good news. Also interesting to note: o All 15 cvs failures were due to share violations when trying to rename a file. Sounds to me like some other program had the file open. Probably the AV software. o 8 of the 15 cvs failures were server side and 7 were client side. o 10 of the 15 cvs failures occurred near midnight: 1 just before and 9 just after. o All 8 of the server side failures were near midnight. o Both of my machines were running 12 tests each. o Machine A had 5 failures to machine B's 9. o Machine A was not running AV. B was running AV. o Only one of the 5 failures on A were client side. o On B, 6 of the 9 failures were client side. If any one is interested, I can share more details. Thanks, __________________________________ Reed Lawson IGT Firmware Engineering (775) 448-0755 > -----Original Message----- > From: Lawson.Reed > Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 9:42 AM > To: 'bo.berglund at telia.com'; cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Latest on Virus Scan? > > > Thanks Bo, I was afraid of that. So, here is what I'm > going to do: I'm going to design a rebustness test > in perl that commits from one directory and updates to > another on the client. Diff the files and report > any errors. again and again.... I'll start that on > several client machines and let the server run > McAfee. If there are bugs, they should come > screaming out. I'll report back soon. > > It's stupid to run AV on the sever, but again > it's not my call. We have to live with the > drawbacks to enjoy the benefits of our > paranoid IS department :-) > > __________________________________ > Reed Lawson > IGT Firmware Engineering > (775) 448-0755 > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Bo Berglund [mailto:bo.berglund at telia.com] > > Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:54 PM > > To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > > Subject: Re: [cvsnt] Latest on Virus Scan? > > > > > > On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 18:12:43 -0700, "Lawson.Reed" > > <Reed.Lawson at IGT.com> wrote: > > > > >One thing I need an answer on though is this: > > >-------------------------------------------------------- > > >==> Is it just Norton, or does this problem occur with > > > McAfee too? <== > > >------------------------------------------------------- > > >Because if McAfee will work, my problem is solved. > > >I fear that my IS department WILL want to run AV on > > >the CVS directory because that is where most of the > > >activity will be. > > > > I think that from reading the past posts on this issue Norton > > generally is better than McAfee. Most reports seem to come > from McAfee > > users if I remember correctly... > > > > > > > > /Bo > > (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden) > > _______________________________________________ > > cvsnt mailing list > > cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs > > > _______________________________________________ > cvsnt mailing list > cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs >