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Re: Subversion repository breaks and needs recovery

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-07-04 01:01:27 CEST

Morten Mertner wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> About every few days and at least once a week Subversion has broken
> something for itself and will only respond after svnadmin recover has
> been executed. As this requires me to manually shutdown the Apache
> server to prevent simultanous access, it has become a definite
> show-stopper.
>
> This issue has been present since 0.37 up to and including 1.0.5. I am
> running Subversion on a Gentoo Linux box and the all repository access
> occurs through WebDAV (Apache2 and mod_svn).
>
> If there are any logging options or other mechanisms I can enable in
> order to provide more details on the problem, or of I can otherwise be
> helpful in troubleshooting this, let me know. It's a major problem for
> me and I would really like to see it solved.

It sounds like processes are exiting uncleanly whilst holding Berkeley DB shared region mutexes.

Please tell us in detail what processes access the repository, and what operations are usually being attempted when the repository
becomes wedged.

Look out for any ways in which repository-accessing processes could be exiting abnormally.

Max.

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