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    SubjectRe: 2.6.21-git10/11: files getting truncated on xfs? or maybe an nlink problem?
    On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 03:17:58PM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
    > Matt Mackall wrote:
    > >> Mercurial uses a strictly append-only model for updating its repo files,
    > >> but it looks like maybe an append operation didn't stick.
    > >>
    > >
    > > (Unless you're using the mq extension, which regularly truncates
    > > files. But you're definitely the first person to run into this sort of
    > > thing in any case.)
    > >
    >
    > Which I am, extensively, but not on the repo that got damaged. That's
    > why I was wondering about the nlink issues. If I qpop a bunch of
    > patches after just pushing them, won't it simply truncate the file?

    Yep. But it will break links before doing that. Basically all opens go
    through a function that breaks links.

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