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Re: problems with serf

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 21:38:05 +0200

On 27.05.2010 08:42, Lieven Govaerts wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Lieven Govaerts<svnlgo_at_mobsol.be> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Stefan Küng<tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> During the last few days, I've changed TSVN to link against the svn trunk.
>>> The speed is much better now, so thanks for that. It's not as fast as the
>>> 1.6.x branch yet but it's usable.
>>> About my problem:
>>> serf is now the default DAV lib svn uses. But with serf I get tons of app
>>> crashes (serf calls abort() - something I won't discuss here anymore since
>>> you all should know my opinion about that).
>>> For example: a simple checkout of the svn trunk crashed after about 5
>>> seconds. Subsequent updates did too - I had to run cleanup and restart the
>>> update 27 (!!) times until I had the svn trunk on my harddrive.
>>> I'm using serf 0.6.1, but the same problem existed with 0.3.1. I updated to
>>> 0.6.1 yesterday hoping it would solve the problem, but apparently didn't.
> I have prepared serf 0.6.2 with this fix at:
> http://serf.googlecode.com/svn/branches/0.6.x
> Can anyone of you reporting this problems test if this makes them go away?

Tested with a fresh build of TSVN. The crashes are gone now, at least I
didn't get one during my tests.

> Checkout takes plenty of memory with ra_serf, way more than when using
> ra_neon. I suspect these changes didn't make that worse, rather the
> choice of pools for file-related requests in ra_serf (not the serf
> library). I'll look into this.

Yes, there's a massive memory leak somewhere. A checkout of the TSVN
trunk used up more than 2GB or RAM.
I had to stop a test checkout of the KDE trunk once it used up more than
3.5 GB and basically slowed down my whole system.

To compare, I switched to neon and the memory use didn't grow over about

All this tested on Win7 x64.


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