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Re: viewcvs causing lockups

From: Ben Collins <bcollins_at_debian.org>
Date: 2004-02-04 19:41:27 CET

On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 11:05:32PM -0600, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> 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.

I'm not sure what info I can provide. I guess I could check the apache
logs to see if viewcvs or apache itself is dying for some reason.

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