importd log request: What on earth was neumeyer up to on 20th Jan?

Asked by Max Bowsher on 2011-01-21

Apparently neumeyer was abusing the ASF svn repo:
[20/Jan/2011:08:52:27 +0000] - rev-proplist r337618 0 49754:4d37f7cb:14
[20/Jan/2011:17:05:28 +0000] - rev-proplist r186836 0 63779:4d386b58:a32
and all the revisions between those two

Except I can't find any apache import that ran between those times in the web UI.

Dear LOSAs: please can you track down which import branches executed on neumeyer between the times mentioned, and ran for a few minutes?

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Steve McInerney (spm) said : #1

Q&D log scan:

(for reference and anyone following after)
importd@neumayer:/srv/$ ls -lart | fgrep '2011-01-20 ' | egrep ' (09|1[0-6]):.. ' | awk '{print $8}' | xargs fgrep apache

Max Bowsher (maxb) said : #2

Hmm. I need to find an import that started before the first of my original timestamps and finished after it. Unfortunately, the preceding grep doesn't find imports ending after 2011-01-20 16:59:59, which means it excludes the one I would care about.
Additionally, it would be most helpful to see more of the logs than just the lines containing "apache".

Perhaps I could have something along the lines of:

importd@neumayer:/srv/$ ls -lart | fgrep '2011-01-20 ' | egrep ' (1[6-9]|2[0-3]):.. ' | awk '{print $8}' | xargs fgrep -l | xargs tar -zcvf /tmp/apache-importd-logs-q142277.tar.gz


Max Bowsher (maxb) said : #3

Well, hmm. Chex provided me with the logs I requested, but there's no evidence of a long-running job in there.

At this point, I'm completely confused as to what could have been responsible for the requests the ASF saw.

Unless anyone has any thoughts on what to look for, I'm stuck, and propose to ignore the issue as an unsolved mystery.

Max Bowsher (maxb) said : #4

Found it. It was a second copy of a Subversion trunk import that I'd created some time ago, and happened to come around for its 5th retry before failing automatically :-/ I'm deleting it now.