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Re: [Monotone-devel] Sync Issue

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Sync Issue
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 05:26:21 -0500
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"Zack Weinberg" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 6:58 PM, Anthony Edward Cooper
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>     We use monotone 0.35 at work and have been having some minor issues
>>  when syncing databases. The problem seems to happen when a database has
>>  a couple of revisions to upload and several hundred revisions to
>>  download (at a minimum). The sync sometimes locks up the client and the
>>  server locks out other clients while the offending client is left
>>  running. The server is idle waiting on poll, presumably waiting for some
>>  subtransaction to complete. It resumes normal operation once the faulty
>>  client is terminated. Once the client has done this once it does it
>>  again when rerun.
> This does not sound like a known bug.  

Sorry to disagree, but this can easily happen with the native Win32
file: or ssh: connections.

If that is what you are using, switch to Cygwin monotone, if only for
those sync operations. That's what I use, and it works reliably.

We should document the broken Win32 operations in the manual, and
possibly disable them in the code.

-- Stephe

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