I need to review checkins to NSS this week as quickly as possible after they're made. There's a newsgroup n.p.m.crypto.checkins which receives a message right after every checkin. But I find that the links to bonsai in those messages do not work for up to 24 hours after the checkin is made. The problem is that it seems that the act of checking in a change causes the bonsai system to break immediately and stay broken for up to a whole day. I've seen this over and over. In the past this has been caused by "broken mirrors", but I don't know what the cause of the present behavior is. As of this writing, a visit to http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?command=DIRECTORY?subdir=mozilla/security /nss/cmd/selfserv?files=selfserv.c?root=/cvsroot (one of today's checkins) returns the response: > Content-type: text/html > > Software error: > > bogus characters in options at /opt/webtools/bonsai/cvsview2.cgi line 404. > > Please send mail to this site's webmaster for help.
I'm "resolving" this bug myself. It seems that, in this case, the browser I was using was at fault. It substituted "?" for "&" in the link, that is, it did not faithfully ask for the URL as it appeared in the posted message. So, in this case, bonsai is not at fault. The next time I run into the checkin-breaks-the-mirror problem, I will reopen this bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
This is actually an ongoing problem. The trouble is that if one waits 24 hours, the servers get updated and the problem appears to have been solved. So, if someone looks into any report the next day after it is reported, they will not see the problem. When we can get someone to look into this problem when it is happening (not the next day), then we'll make progress on this bug.
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.