[cvsnt] Dead cvs.exe processes

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Wed Jan 25 19:25:42 GMT 2006

David Jackman wrote:
> CruiseControl has been using cvs log for determining if a project has
> been modified for as long as I can remember.
> (http://cruisecontrol.sourceforge.net/main/configxml.html#cvs)  It's
> been around a long time and no one has complained about it yet.  Cvs

Actually CC has been an issue before, since in the past it has buried 
servers with the load it puts on it.  I understood they'd fixed it... 
possibly not yet.

> files).  I need a single command that will tell me if the project has
> changed since a specific time.  If cvs log is the wrong command, then
> what is the right command?

There isn't one - you don't do it by polling, you do it by getting the 
server to tell you when changes happen, or keep an updated sandbox and 
check the last modification dates... polling the server is the wrong way 
to do this.

> And is cvs log causing all the dead cvs.exe processes on my server?

If it's running cvs log on the entire repository then they aren't dead 
they're probably still processing - it will take a long time to do that.

I'd terminate CC and see if the problem goes away.  The only other 
possibility is Antivirus, and you've already said you don't want to 
switch that of...


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