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Re: Global svnserve configuration files

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-03-22 02:11:17 CET

Other food for thought: I've long wished that svnserve.conf had the
ability to "include" other conf files. That would solve your problem
nicely as well.

On 3/21/07, Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> wrote:
> I need to serve a large number of svn repositories (over 1,000) using
> svnserve and would rather have single set of svnserve files (conf/authz,
> conf/passwd and conf/svnserve.conf) than have each repository have
> symlinks back to one global ones. Also, it would be a little faster to
> load in that information once than to reparse it for each request.
>
> Looking through the code, it doesn't look too bad if the main thread
> were to read in all the config files and pass it down to the child
> process or thread.
>
> Couple of things:
>
> 1) I suggest using --conf /path/to/some/svnserve.conf as the command
> line argument. Should we also use -c as a shortcut for --conf?
>
> 2) The realm uses the UUID of the repository, and due to thread race
> conditions, maybe if you use --conf then you have to specify the realm
> in the svnserve.conf file?
>
> Regards,
> Blair
>
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> <blair@orcaware.com>
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