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Re: cvs [annotate aborted]: invalid change text in <filename,v>

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs [annotate aborted]: invalid change text in <filename,v>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 15:38:26 -0400 (EDT)

Todd Denniston writes:
> Not that I WANT to work in the windows environment, but if CVS/RCS as a
> repository is unstable in a local mode there, I would like to know if it is
> something CVS is doing or could protect against (besides refusing to work 
> there
> :).

If the data gets corrupted when CVS isn't updating it, it can't very
well be something CVS is doing, now can it.  Nor could CVS do anything
to protect against it, although it could, perhaps, detect it more
aggressively.  No, such corruption is almost certainly caused by system
software defects and/or hardware defects.  Most Windows machines have a
notoriously unreliable operating system, main memory with no error
detection, and a disk interface with no error detection.  In many ways,
it's a tribute to modern technology that it doesn't break more often.

-Larry Jones

We seem to be out of gun powder. -- Calvin

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