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Re: single-bit errors

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: single-bit errors
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 14:31:59 -0500

Dennis Jones wrote:

> We have noticed that some of our files in CVS are getting off-by-one
> bit errors.  For example, in a text file, an 'L' is converted into a
> 'K' and a space into a '1' (two bits were modified here).  This is not
> too bad in text files because a differencing tool will usually detect
> the problem, but binary files could be a more significant problem. Our
> developers are geographically separated, so we use pserver mode where
> the server is accessible on the internet.  Are there any built-in CVS
> features or extra transmission verification methods we could use to
> minimize the possibility of errors in CVS? Thanks, - Dennis

I've never heard of anything like this before.  I believe CVS simply
relies on the error correction built into TCP.  Could you produce a test
case that consistently causes this to happen?


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