Revision not present errors due to push creating stacked 2a repositories with format 6 (unstacked) branches

Bug #390951 reported by Tim Penhey on 2009-06-23
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Bug Description

Branches are sometimes created with format 6 even though the initial push code thought it would be stacked and seeded it like a stacked branch.


Before pushing make sure branches are in branch 7 format (run 'bzr upgrade --2a' on them)

After pushing, if a branch is affected

bzr upgrade --2a s
import bzrlib.branch
b ='s')
b.set_stacked_on_url('s<trunk for project>')


Still being analyzed


Somehow several different users with format 2a repositories are pushing broken branches to Launchpad. Specifically they have created stacked repositories, but format 6 branches, so when accessing history outside of the stacked repository the user (and Launchpad internals like the scanner) get RevisionNotPresent errors. This may be caused by #390431.

Example branches affected by this:


Andrew Bennetts (spiv) wrote :

The traceback shows it is failing in iter_reverse_revision_history, on a revision from PQM. I assume these are stacked branches. Perhaps the stacked-on branch isn't branch/repository isn't working properly?


$ bzr revision-history lp:~jml/launchpad/fix-run-all
bzr: ERROR: Server sent an unexpected error: ('error', 'Revision {<email address hidden>} not present in "CHKInventoryRepository(\'lp-140472760815824:///~jml/launchpad/fix-run-all/.bzr/repository\')".')

Same via SFTP.

Oh, interesting... "bzr info -v" on that branch shows:

        branch: Branch format 6

So, I think this is a recurrence of a bug we used to have where a stacked repository gets pushed up, then a format 6 (and thus unstacked) branch gets created on that repository.

Changed in bzr:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: stacking
Andrew Bennetts (spiv) wrote :
description: updated
Andrew Bennetts (spiv) on 2009-06-24
summary: - Revision not present errors in Launchpad's scanner
+ Revision not present errors due to push creating stacked 2a repositories
+ with format 6 (unstacked) branches
description: updated
Jonathan Lange (jml) wrote :

See OOPS-1283SMS1, OOPS-1283SMS10, OOPS-1283SMS100, OOPS-1283SMS1000, OOPS-1283SMS1003, OOPS-1283SMS1001, OOPS-1283SMS1004, OOPS-1283SMS1007, OOPS-1283SMS101, OOPS-1283SMS1010, OOPS-1283SMS1002, OOPS-1283SMS1005, OOPS-1283SMS1008, OOPS-1283SMS1011 and OOPS-1283SMS1014 for examples.

Martin Pool (mbp) on 2010-03-18
Changed in bzr:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2017-11-08
tags: added: check-for-breezy
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2017-11-12
tags: removed: check-for-breezy
Changed in brz:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
no longer affects: brz
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