[cvsnt] CVSNT Win32 Client-Side abort (Ctrl-C) does not abort the server process

Norbert Kintzler NKintzler at easy-soft-dresden.de
Thu Mar 16 10:18:04 GMT 2006

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in our installation if a client interrupts a large update operation via 
the client display following message:
cvs [update aborted]: received interrupt signal
but the server-side process runs on until it checks all the files, eating up 
server resources,
although there is no client process to listen to the results.

The problem is an update that is (by accident started) on the root of a 
module of 2 GB with >11.000 files in >700 directories,
which runs about 20 mins and nearly blocks the server for other users.

It would also be nice to have an option to start the server-side child 
processes with lower priority,
as our server is not exclusive for CVS (also serves an IIS with intranet and 

Our Configuration:

CVSNT (Server and Client) running as service on server
SSPI Protocol
Server: Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and all current updates
Client: Windows XP Pro

Not testet with older versions.

TIA for help

Norbert Kintzler
easy-soft GmbH Dresden, Germany

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