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RE: Subversion User Administration Concern

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-05-22 19:54:09 CEST

> From: Paul L Lussier [mailto:pll@lanminds.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:37 PM

> >>>>> On Thu, 22 May 2003, "Keith" == Keith Craig wrote:
> Keith> My understanding is that, to change the user permissions to
> Keith> a repository, we need to restart Apache, thereby bringing
> Keith> Subversion down briefly?
> Yes, if you restart Apache, then there will be a small window of
> 'downtime' during which the repository is inaccessible. However, a
> restart of Apache, barring any major problems introduced to a config
> file, is rather quick; i.e. seconds, not minutes.

That depends on your config.

And regarding config errors in the new config file, that's what
'httpd -t' is for.

> Anyone trying to access the web server during that window will get
> an error, but they just need to 'try again'.

Not if you do a graceful restart.


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