[cvsnt] Tagging capacity - how many files can I tag at once

kmknox at aep.com kmknox at aep.com
Wed Aug 24 12:57:17 BST 2005

Thanks, Bo and Tony. Your replies cover a lot of the same ground, so I 
will combine my answers. 

The problem was that the tagging function hangs when tagging more than 
1000 files. This is true using TortoiseCVS or the command line on the 
local Linux server. 

You gave me 3 suggestions:
1) Disable the -c option.
2) Disable the taginfo script
3) Upgrade to a current version of cvsnt. 

Options 1 & 2 together make the whole system work from the command line 
and the remote client. The remote client fails if either of those two 
options is enabled, but the command line option works if taginfo is 
disabled whether -c is enabled or not. 

I am not ready to condemn taginfo, though. I replaced my taginfo script 
with a bash shell script that simply says "exit 0;" and got the exact same 
symptoms. The problem seems not to be with the script, but with trying to 
pull together the files that need to be tested. 

I guess I need to do the upgrade and try again. 

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c. 614.507.6423

"Bo Berglund" <Bo.Berglund at system3r.se> wrote on 08/23/2005 10:50:49 AM:

> There *is* a known bug that concerns the taginfo handling that exists in
> 2.0.58 and well into the 2.0.62.xxx series.
> I suggest you do the following:
> 1) Disable the taginfo scripting by commenting out all active lines 
> in taginfo.
> 2) Now run the tag command directly from the command line thus bypassing 
>   irreleveant extra layers like Tortoise etc:
>   cvs tag MyTestTag
> 3) Observe the cvs feedback directly in the command window.
> If all goes well now then re-enable your taginfo script and test again.
> This should show if the taginfo handling is at fault or not.
> If you find that taginfo is not the cause (same error still with 
> taginfo) then I should advice getting and installing that,
> then again test the tag command.
> /Bo
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org]On Behalf
> Of kmknox at aep.com
> Sent: den 23 augusti 2005 16:15
> To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org
> Subject: [cvsnt] Tagging capacity - how many files can I tag at once
> What is the capacity of the tagging function? 

> 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. 
> locally on the server, the symptoms are simply that the command goes 
> 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) 
> (client/server) 
> Thanks for any ideas. 

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