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From OBones <>
Subject Re: Checkout really slow in Windows with lots of files in one directory
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:50:50 GMT
Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 04:12:07PM +0100, OBones wrote:
>> Neil Bird wrote:
>>>   I couldn't use the version from trunk/1.7 as it differs too
>>> much.  I will try to submit the patch for someone's perusal at
>>> some point, but I couldn't properly test is as for some reason my
>>> build of svn out of 1.6.x svn (even before modifying it) fails
>>> 'make check':  all the tests pass, but I get a load of XFAIL lines
>>> I don't understand.
>>>   AFAICT, the XFAILs I get after my patch are the same as before,
>>> but it's not the warm PASS feeling I was hoping for.
>> XFAIL stands for "eXpected to FAIL", meaning that if SVN is doing
>> good, then the test should fail.
>> For instance, you expect svn not to delete an existing file on
>> checkout, so you write your test expecting it to fail the checkout.
>> If it succeeds, the test has not failed as expected.
> That's not quite right. Behaviour like that would be verified
> via a PASS test. The test would FAIL if svn overwrote the file.
> XFails are used to flag known bugs or undesirable behaviour which
> cannot be fixed at present (e.g. there are a couple of XFAIL tests
> for tree conflict handling -- we'd like to do better, but can't at the
> moment).  Once the bug is fixed, the test will XPASS (unexpected PASS),
> and we switch it to PASS then.
Ah that makes even more sense this way, thanks for the clarification

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