[cvsnt] Tagging capacity - how many files can I tag at once
kmknox at aep.com
kmknox at aep.com
Tue Aug 23 15:14:31 BST 2005
What is the capacity of the tagging function?
I am new to the whole CVS game, and am hitting the ground pretty fast.
I have taken over a single project in which one of the subfolders holds a
tree about 400 other subfolders, and almost 4000 files all told. Rumor has
it that they used to be able to tag the entire tree with one motion. They
cannot now. Now I cannot even get a sub-subfolder with 79 sub-sub-folders
and "only" 900 files to tag all at once. If I drill down and tag smaller
folders individually, every folder in the tree tags without error. This
problem occurs when I tag a lot of folders at once, and it occurs whether
I tag from the TortoiseCVS sandbox, or from a local sandbox on the Linux
server. Once with TortoiseCVS I did cause a subfolder to begin tagging and
then error out for no good reason, but that only happened once. When it
errored I got:
Error, CVS operation failed
I tried again, and it succeeded. For those keeping score, the directory
names are highly redundant. The 3 groups of five x's in the line above all
represent the same string repeated 3 times in course of one directory tree
name. This made writing taginfo scripts very challenging indeed. I do have
a taginfo script, BTW, but I don't think that it is even called before
this error begins to rear its ugly head. Once the script decides to start
running on a small enough folder, it runs to completion in seconds.
Right click on the folder to tag, and enter the name of the tag to put on
every file in the tree.
The TortoiseCVS dialogue pops up saying:
In D:\xxxxx\suites: "C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "tag" "-c"
CVSROOT=:pserver:idxxxxx at server:/usr/local/oldcvs
The window then hangs indefinitely. If I tag all the subfolders manually
it might take 5 minutes. The window will hang for 30 minutes easily. Done
locally on the server, the symptoms are simply that the command goes into
waiting mode indefinitely.
Linux CVSNT Server: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.0.58b
(client/server) (also happens on 2.0.58d)
TortoiseCVS version 1.8.18
CVS version: Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 126.96.36.1997
Thanks for any ideas.
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