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Re: Very slow svnserve responses on private repositories

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-05 19:56:29 CET

On 12/5/06, Phil Bordelon <phil@lsu.edu> wrote:
>
>
> I'm using svn 1.3.2, both client and server, on Gentoo. neon is 0.26.1,
> APR is 0.9.12.
>
> Please let me know if you need any more information to test this; it's
> trivially reproducible on my machine, and I'd be willing to give a dev
> an account on it to test on their own if that sort of thing would help.
>
> Thanks a bunch for such a great piece of software! I keep up with the
> -dev list as much as I can, even though most of it goes over my head. ;)

This should really have been sent to the users@ list.

This sounds a lot like the fairly common svnserve problem where it is
blocking in APR waiting for a random number to be generated from
/dev/random. If that is the problem, then APR can be reconfigured and built
to get the random number from /dev/urandom which will solve the problem. A
lot of the people I have seen have this problem are using Gentoo. Here is
an example:

http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-11/0014.shtml
http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-02/0828.shtml

All that being said, the problem with /dev/random is a lack of entropy, and
if the repository is on your desktop it seems unlikely that you would have
that problem. It is worth a try though.

Mark
Received on Tue Dec 5 19:56:43 2006

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