[cvsnt] RCS corruption during tagging
RandyMcCharles at smarttech.com
Mon Dec 19 21:50:51 GMT 2005
I've checked the history on this kind of problem, and it appears to have only occurred when people have put their repositories on NSF drives.
This is not the case for us.
We recently set up a new 2003 server and installed 2.5.03 (2151) on it.
We then took half the projects from our old 2.0.51 server and put them on the new one.
Within a few days we noticed the file corruption problems.
Essentially we check out a large project (i.e. 8,000 text and binary files), build the source, then tag the entire tree. After tagging, a small number of RCS files (i.e. 3) will be partially overwritten by parts of other files. Thus far we have had text and binary overwritten by binary. (We have yet to see part of a file overwritten by text.)
The 2.5 server has 2 local NTFS drives. CVSNT is installed on C. The CVSTEMP folder is on C. The repositories are on E.
Both hard drives are reported by the OS as healthy.
The older 2.0 server has hard drives set up the same way, but is a Windows 2000 server.
These same large projects were tagged using the same scripts while on the old server, without the RCS corruption. It is only after moving them to the new server that the problem started. It "looks" like a bug in 2.5.02 that was not in 2.0.51
However, since the hardware and OS have also changed, who knows...
Any ideas out there?
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