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Re: viewcvs causing lockups

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-04 06:05:32 CET

Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:

> BenS asked me to post this.
> For several months I've been fighting lockups on the linux1394 repo. It
> would always occur because of viewcvs (disabling viewcvs fixed things).
> The only access methods I have enabled are svnserve (from inetd) and
> viewcvs.
> Both are running as www-data.www-data user/group. At first, this was
> occuring with svn 0.31 on an ia64 box. I switched to a sparc64 and it
> still occured. I switched to svn 0.37, httpd 2.0.48 and db4.2, and
> things are still occuring. I have the latest viewcvs (as of today)
> aswell (I was using a few month old version of viewcvs).
> Sometimes I can catch a zombie apache2 process when it happens. Sussman
> thinks that a viewcvs process may be crashing and leaving the db's in a
> bad state.

Dude, *any* information you can give about this is soooooo welcome.
I've been chasing this phantom bug for, what, a year or so now? I've
never had a clear reproduction recipe.

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