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Re: svn hangs in certain directories

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-05-27 01:35:07 CEST

On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 22:56 +0100, Colin JN Breame wrote:
> 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.

We've had some pretty nasty problems in the past on the ra_dav side
because our default timeout used to be too short, at I think 120
seconds. Sometimes a big operation really does take that long. So I'm
not a big fan of timeouts. Even if we could find the magic number which
always means it's time to give up, it still doesn't tell the user
whether it's a server problem or a network problem; all it does is help
rule out a client-side problem.

Which is not to say that it's not a good idea to provide users of some
indication that things are progressing. We do that in some cases and
not others. In many of the cases where we don't, we'd have to extend
our protocols to provide progress indications; it could get to be a lot
of work.

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