[cvsnt] CVS reported error: cannot rename file (Not AV problem)

news.cvsnt.org arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Mon Dec 4 20:50:12 GMT 2006

Community technical support mailing list was retired 2010 and replaced with a professional technical support team. For assistance please contact: Pre-sales Technical support via email to sales@march-hare.com.


> Any chance you can add a separate spindle or set of spindles
> for CVS temp if you haven't already?

I don't think it's related to temp - it's the repository disk:

> Unable to rename file /MyRepo/MyDir/,File.h, to /MyRepo/MyDir/File.h,v for 
> 1 second, still trying...

On windows this is handled by the Windows API MoveFile() to ensure that it 
happens as quickly and efficiently as possible.  If that is failing then it 
is a very low level error - most likely something wrong with the disk 
driver, or something like AntiVirus which sits in the IFS stack and can 
"interrupt" calls between the Win32 API and the driver level APIs.  I know 
you said AntiVirus is not installed, I'm suggesting it is something "like" 
anti virus - or the disk driver itself.

I assume that the disk which /MyRepo is on is a local disk and a high speed 

You can write a little program that does some load testing to exhibit the 
While (1)
if (res==err) exit(1);
if (res==err) exit(1);

Once you can reproduce it maybe your vendor will fix the problem or you can 
buy a different drive?

Also you haven't told us much about your environment - what is your CVSROOT? 
Are you using pserver or sspi? Have you ran cvsdiag on the server?



More information about the cvsnt mailing list
Download the latest CVSNT, TortosieCVS, WinCVS etc. for Windows 8 etc.
@CVSNT on Twitter   CVSNT on Facebook