Comment 1 for bug 703873

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Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote : Re: no safety net for misbehaved backend services

There is a separate bug (I don't have the number handy sorry) about the specific behaviour in bzr-svn. The way that dos occured was a bzr-import-export triggering a retry of a known-failing import to see if it worked with the updates made to bzr-svn over the last while. (It didn't).

Our normal protections *did* operate : we didn't run the import too often, and we didn't import too many revisions, but we encountered a failure mode on a different dimension : importing a single revision went beserk. I'm repurposing this bug to cover a more general catchall to protect against unknown bugs like this (was) and other such things.