Subject: Re: Could CVS mirrors contain corrupt files?
To: Ryan Cresawn <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/11/2005 13:55:23
On Thu, 06 Jan 2005, Ryan Cresawn wrote:
> Developers,
> I'm concerned about memory corruption on the primary CVS server,
>, and the potential for its mirrors to now store
> corrupt files.  Specifically, is it the case that the memory
> corruption on could have resulted in corrupt files
> being stored on disk and then copied to some or all of the mirror
> sites?

Yes. Other mirror sites are updated from the anoncvs primary, and could
include the single-bit errors we've been seeing.

The Admins have been working to resolve the issue - as rarely occurring
as it has been, it's hard to tell whether it's fixed or not. I expect
they'll state something when they're certain enough.

Meanwhile, errors have been corrected, and the mirror sites should have
updated since, with the corrected data.

David Maxwell,| --> Although some of you out
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