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Re: #739: Ensuring ACID in Subversion (aka watcher procecesses are fun)

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-09-20 16:11:45 CEST

Sander Striker wrote:
>>From: Garrett Rooney [mailto:rooneg@electricjellyfish.net]
>>Sent: 20 September 2002 15:26
>>Philip Martin wrote:
>>>>so that it, itself, is unlikely to fail without releasing the
>>>>locks that it holds. Further, the listener mentioned in (2)
>>>>can detect when this (extremely rare) failure happens, and DTRT.
>>>>I think this may be the easiest safe strategy (though it does
>>>>require a daemon) (which might be auto-started, as mentioned
>>>What worries me about this proposal is the performance impact on
>>>mod_dav_svn. We already have a sophisticated server, Apache, where
>>>the fork/exec stuff has been abstracted into the MPM modules. Adding
>>>this new server imposes the fork/exec model again. Will this degrade
>>>(Windows?) servers?
>>>Aside from the multi-processing issue, I'm also concerned about memory
>>>usage. Everything into and out of the database now requires memory to
>>>be allocated in both Apache and the new server. There is also the
>>>overhead of sending the requests over the local socket.
>>>Now, ra_pipe will require some sort of svnd server, but that should be
>>>handling ra requests.
>>nothing says that this theoretical server has to be used for ALL
>>filesystem access... (well, maybe bill wants it to be, but personally,
>>i don't thing it's a 'hard and fast requirement') we could have it only
>>used for mediating access to the repository for ra_local, and then build
>>enough smarts into the apache module to deal with similar problems (like
>>philip theorized about in another email).
> Sure it needs to be ALL access. Consider mixed environments where both
> ra_local and ra_dav are used... (and maybe other ra_ layers).

ack, good point, my bad.


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