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Re: svn propget -R on the root of a large repository == boom!

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:17:48 -0400

Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> writes:
> "Peter Wemm" <peter_at_wemm.org> writes:
>> Suppose you have a large svn repository and people who like inviting
>> trouble. An example of 'large' in my case is the output (fsfs) of
>> cvs2svn of the freebsd.org src repository. There are only 180K
>> changes, but there are many thousands of branches and tags and copies.
>> The namespace is quite large and convoluted.
>> Running 'svn propget -R svn:author file:///path/to/repo' is a good
>> way to find out how your machine handles running out of swap space...
>> In my case, the svn process had reached *19GB* before something broke.
> [...patch...]

Peter, I've committed that patch in r30743. It seemed right. But your
feedback is still important. If the patch doesn't solve the problem,
then either more needs to be done, or something different needs to be
done, or perhaps both.


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