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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: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 10:36:15 -0400 (EDT)

Mike Ayers writes:
> BTW, it is my current suspicion that the failure 
> occured immediately after CVS let go of the data - during the physical 
> write to disk.  Does anyone know if CVS verify its writes?

No, it assumes the system actually works.  With a real operating system,
verifying writes is nearly impossible: rereading the file would likely
get the results from a cache, not directly from the disk, and most real
OSes don't have any kind of user-level write verification (it's taken
care of at the system level).  Even if you could do write verification,
it would be so slow that I doubt anyone would ever do it.  After all, an
unreliable system isn't much good for anything, let alone CVS.

-Larry Jones

My "C-" firmly establishes me on the cutting edge of the avant-garde.
-- Calvin

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