SVN->GIT link broken?

John Ralls jralls at
Tue Mar 26 11:43:32 EDT 2013

On Mar 26, 2013, at 8:00 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> John Ralls <jralls at> writes:
>> On Mar 25, 2013, at 8:39 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:
>>> Perhaps I should set up a cron job to flush it out every 6 hours, just
>>> in case something "missed"?
>> Can't hurt. Would it be reasonable to have a "kicker" like the one for
>> ceridwen, but in reverse, so that if it doesn't work right away a dev
>> could push it? If one makes a change in trunk and wants to backport it
>> it's kind of a pain if Github isn't updated right away.
> Well, I don't want to just have anyone able to kick it; it's a potential
> DoS.  Right now the way it works is that I have a cron job that runs
> every minute to see if there's been a change, and if so it runs the
> convert + push.  The change is detected because SVN touches a magic
> file.
> One thing I could try is to see if there was an error during the push
> and, if so, reset itself to re-run by re-touching the file.  The
> question is how easily can I detect that something went wrong?

We'll (I'll ;-) ) have to add some error handling to the push_repo function in git-svn-mirror (you're still using that, right?) to make it die if the push fails. Then your cron script can just test it and re-touch if it fails.

John Ralls

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