CVS crashed on me, now I can't commit

Robert Lipe
Mon Feb 22 08:21:00 GMT 1999

> Looks like there's at least one bug in CVS.  It crashed on me due
> to some trivial bug, but, more worrisome, the *server* seems to have
> no ability to intelligently recover when a *client* crashes (which
> I would think includes a badly timed network outage).

Yes, this is a longstanding source of annoyance in CVS.

> Could someone at Cygnus fix this, or let me know how I can?  (Looking
> up "lock" in the man page didn't show anything obvious.)

I've fixed this for you and I've included instructions for the "teach
a man to fish" department.  It's worth noting that unless you are
absolutely certain that you know why the lock is "stuck" removing the
lock is an exceedingly bad plan.  Th efollowing is for highly trained
professionals.  CVS kids, don't try this at home.

$ slogin
[robertl@egcs]$ cd /egcs/carton/cvsfiles/egcs/gcc
[robertl@egcs]$ ls -al \#*
-rw-rw-r--   1 burley   anoncvs         0 Feb 22 05:32
[robertl@egcs]$ rm

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