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Re: Update failing on large project (Error: no space left on device)

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Update failing on large project (Error: no space left on device)
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 20:09:51 -0500 (EST)

Ian MacDonald writes:
> We have a somewhat large project (consisting of many subprojects) in CVS
> that is ~800MB in size.  The tmp space on our linux CVS server is about
> 500MB in size.  We can 'checkout' our project with any problems, however
> when we try to 'update' the working directory, the process runs very slowly
> and eventually the server fails and returns the error 'no space left on
> device' to the client.  Watching the server during the 'update' we can see
> the tmp directory completely filling up.

It sounds like CVS thinks all of your local files have been modified, so
it's sending them to the server (the server will diff them against the
repository versions to see if they're really different and let the
client know if they're really modified or not).  Are your clients other
Linux/Unix boxes or Windows boxes?  If Windows, this is almost certainly
a result of the Windows daylight saving time bug that's been discussed
here recently (where WinCVS marks all the files as being modified even
though they haven't been).

-Larry Jones

It's clear I'll never have a career in sports until I learn
to suppress my survival instinct. -- Calvin

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