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Re: CVS Outage

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Gary Thomas <gary mlbassoc com> wrote:
> Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-04-19 at 15:05 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> >
> > > There will be an outage starting at 2008-04-19 18:00 UTC.  Initial
> > > estimates show that 30 hours will be needed to complete the branching,
> > > however this may drastically be reduced during the full run.
> > >
> >
> > Unfortunately this outage is still ongoing.  I failed to get a
> > notification when the first leg finished around 2am my time and lost 6~
> > hours to sleep.  All the PackageDB settings are done (barring a few
> > failures) and we're well into the packages that start with "p" for
> > making the branches within CVS.  I expect it to take another half a day
> > or so to finish.
> >
> > Future Recommendation:
> >  Enable methods of doing mass branching without incurring an outage.
> > Make pkgdb be able to bypass mail sending, and make CVS be able to
> > bypass mail sending for these operations.  Will take longer overall, but
> > no outage.
> >
>  Recommendation - switch to SVN (quite painless).  All of
>  these things are pretty simple to implement.  Things like
>  tagging become O(0) [i.e. constant and *fast*]

All Version Control Systems are broke when they deal with large
projects... even SVN has its limitations.

The big issue is that the religious wars that get involved with any of
the systems. People tantrum if their system is not chosen and every
time a problem comes up with the new system they will point out why
choosing XCS was boneheaded. This bogs down the cycle more than
anything else.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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