[cvsnt] Strange behaviour of cvs status on a VMWare server...

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at telia.com
Tue Oct 24 19:54:53 BST 2006

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On Tue, 24 Oct 2006 14:17:06 +0200, David Somers <dsomers at omz13.com>

>Bo Berglund wrote:
>> More tests done from client PC:
>> cvs status -q file1         WORKS
>> cvs status -q file1 file2   WORKS
>> cvs status -v file1         WORKS
>> cvs status file1            WORKS
>> but
>> cvs status -v file1 file2   HANGS
>> cvs status file1 file2      HANGS
>> and
>> cvs -ttt status <whatever>  HANGS
>> All of the above work when executed in a command window on the server
>> itself.
>> We have rebooted the server but it changes nothing.
>> Server is build 2151, client is build 2382
>Its not some kind of networking problem is it... when the ghosted your
>machine into vmware, did update all the network drivers to the VMware ones?
>Was Microsoft Update run and some hotfixes applied (which could have
>screwed your system)?

I also think that a networking problem is at large here, but I can't
figure out what....
It looks strange that some commands ooperate OK (cvs log or cvs status
on a single file for example) whereas others do not (like the cvs
status -v file1 file2 type).

Anyways the virtual machine has a VMWare virtual network adapter and
the IT person today tried to clean out all of the drivers for now
nonexisting hardware. But so far it has not helped.

The VMWare network adapter is connected to a virtual network switch on
the server and the output of that is in turn connected to the physical
network adapter on the server PC. According to the IT person the
virtual switch is a beast to configure and whatever they do will
affect all servers sunning on the same hardware PC, so they are
reluctant to change the defaults....



(Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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