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Re: svn client hangs on db access

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2002-08-04 18:46:46 CEST

Peter Schuller <peter.schuller@infidyne.com> writes:
> > The DB isn't corrupted --- it's fine. But since Berkeley DB uses its
> > own locks, not some kernel-provided mechanism, there's no way to
> > ensure that when a process exits unexpectedly, its locks are
> > released. The next process comes in, finds the dead process's locks,
> > and politely waits for something that will never happen.
> Hmm. Ok. I suppose it *MIGHT* be that I pressed Ctrl-C sometime. How
> does svn handle that (if at all)?

It handles it poorly. :)

We need some tweaking at the ra_local and Apache module level to give
the FS the support it needs to clean up these things automatically.

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