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Re: svn hangs in certain directories

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-05-27 01:03:54 CEST

Colin JN Breame wrote:
> Molle Bestefich wrote:
> > I think it would be more useful for Subversion to have a progress
> > counter, that would probably have shown you that it actually
> > progressed with sending the file, only at a very low rate....
> > If it really had hung, it would also show you that..

> A timeout would be useful here; if the client does not receive any response
> from the server after x seconds (when expecting a response), report an error
> and fail.

I don't see how a timeout provides anything that a progress counter does not.

Further, a timeout actually potentially *introduces* problems, since
you as a developer have no idea what kind of connection (bandwidth)
that users are going to want to run Subversion over.

David Summers wrote:
> I don't *THINK* my problem could be an MTU but I guess it is possible.

Well, just in case it is, try sniffing the svn traffic and have a look-see.
Look for TCP retransmits, there's a good probability that they will
show up if you have a network-related problem.

Gimme a ping off-list if you want a short intro on how to do the above
on <insert system here>.

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Received on Fri May 27 01:04:39 2005

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