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Re: Debian woody issues with latest source

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-18 18:19:10 CEST

"maru" <maru@mobile.rogers.com> writes:

> I see this behaviour on on a compaq dl380 box, smp 2.4.20, and while
> the svn client works fine, svnadmin hangs when I try to create a
> repository.

svn_repos_create() calls apr_uuid_get(), which calls
apr_generate_random_bytes(), which potentially blocks forever trying
to read /dev/random.

I (and others) have been bitten by this problem on certain systems
(FreeBSD 4.X, for example). You have to create more system-entropy
to get the operation to un-block. Try running 'svnadmin create', and
then type a lot. Does it unfreeze?

I wonder if your smp 2.4.20 kernel has a blocky /dev/random problem.

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