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Description of problem:
I just installed rh8.0. A standard CVS setup works OK
to localhost but when I try to check something out over
ethernet, both client and server hang.
The client is cvs-1.11.1p1-3.
A command like cvs co dbench get stuck, client is waiting
or TCP data (stuck in tcp_data_wait) and the server is also
in interruptible sleep. Looks like protocol failure and each
end is waiting for the other.
downgrading the cvs on the server (rh8.0) to cvs-1.11.1p1-7
fixed it up.
And upgrading the client from cvs-1.11.1p1-3 to cvs-1.11.2-5.i386
fixed it up too.
So it appears that cvs-1.11.1p1-3 and cvs-1.11.2-5.i386 will
not talk to each other.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above
I believe I'm having the same issue; I can't get the user to tell me the client
info at the moment, but the symptoms are the same: the client just stops in the
middle of a checkout; both sides will wait indefinitely for in a read.
Unfortunately I can't duplicate it on any of the machines I have access to.
To be fair, I am running the cvs-1.11.2-5 RPM with one extra patch (to export
CVS_Username to an environment variable) rebuilt on a 7.2 machine. None of this
should make any difference to the networking, however.
I probably experience the same problem seen on RedHat 9
Upgrade to rawhide cvs-1.11.5-2 resolved the problem for me, rebuilt from
source as no binary was available in the rawhide mirror I use...
In my case the problem is compression (-z) which is broken for older CVS
clients in 1.11.2 (see cvs 1.11.3 release notes), but have also seen much
worse effects (100% CPU usage until manually killed cvs server processes) in
another installation of 1.11.2.