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

From: Ian MacDonald
Subject: Re: Update failing on large project (Error: no space left on device)
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 11:01:01 -0800

Thanks Larry,

That was the problem.  The project in question had been checked out on a
Windows 2000 host and last updated before the daylight savings time change.
I understand the work-around after a DST change is to run 'cvs status'
before attempting an update.


-- Ian

"Larry Jones" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> 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
> > 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
> > 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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