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Re: Berkeley DB problem: "Could not allocate memory"

From: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick_at_panoptico.reloco.com.ar>
Date: 2005-02-08 15:29:29 CET

>> I'm having trouble with subversion. Some large commits fail with:
>> [Mon Feb 07 19:00:06 2005] [error] [client] (20014)Error
>> string not specified yet: Berkeley
>> DB error while opening 'uuids' table for filesystem
>> /var/lib/svn/pv/db:\nCannot allocate memory
>> [Mon Feb 07 19:00:06 2005] [error] [client] Could not fetch
>> resource information. [500, #0]
>> [Mon Feb 07 19:00:06 2005] [error] [client] Could not open
>> the requested SVN filesystem [50
>> 0, #160029]
>> [Mon Feb 07 19:00:06 2005] [error] [client] Could not open
>> the requested SVN filesystem [50
>> 0, #160029]
>> Is there anything I can do to help debug this problem. Should I rebuild
>> subversion with --enable-maintainer-mode ? Is that option ok for a
>> production server?
>> I've tried increading the "cache", as was said in a previous thread in
>> this mailing list, by adding "set_cachesize 0 8388608 1" to db/DB_CONFIG
>> and running "svnadmin recover". According to the users the problem only
>> got worse.
>> This is fairly big repository:
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 apache root 18M feb 7 19:19 representations
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 apache root 27M feb 7 19:19 nodes
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 apache root 30M feb 7 19:19 changes
>> -rw-r--r-- 1 apache root 5.3G feb 7 19:19 strings
>> I'm using versión 1.1.3 (r12730). The system is RedHat AS 3.
>> Thanks for any help you can give me.
> It's more likely running out of available locks (yes, horrible error
> msg).
> Run "db_stat -c -h /path/to/repos/db" to check if there are far more
> current locks than there ought to be (zero when the repos is
> quiescent), and shutdown access and recover if so.

The problem is happening right now. I've ran "db_stat -c -h" and I see
the maximums "at any one time" haven't reached the maximuns. Doesn't
that eliminates the posibility of having ran out of locks?

# db_stat -c -h .
152018 Last allocated locker ID.
2147M Current maximum unused locker ID.
9 Number of lock modes.
2000 Maximum number of locks possible.
2000 Maximum number of lockers possible.
2000 Maximum number of lock objects possible.
184 Number of current locks.
719 Maximum number of locks at any one time.
380 Number of current lockers.
1384 Maximum number of lockers at any one time.
7 Number of current lock objects.
39 Maximum number of lock objects at any one time.
3405795 Total number of locks requested.
3405611 Total number of locks released.
0 Total number of lock requests failing because DB_LOCK_NOWAIT was
3 Total number of locks not immediately available due to conflicts.
0 Number of deadlocks.
0 Lock timeout value.
0 Number of locks that have timed out.
0 Transaction timeout value.
0 Number of transactions that have timed out.
872KB The size of the lock region..
3901 The number of region locks granted after waiting.
4578236 The number of region locks granted without waiting.

In any case... what should be done to improve Subversion's error
reporting? Is there anything one can do to help? Subversion is nice when
it works, but when it doesn't it's imposible to fix it (i.e. to support
it). Every error in subversion is "misterious" and users are often
presented with very scary failure messages...


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