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RE: xdelta, svndiff, zlib, or some other problem

From: Edward Ned Harvey <svn_at_nedharvey.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:07:36 -0400

> From: Branko Čibej [mailto:brane_at_xbc.nu]
> On 02.07.2010 13:39, Mark Phippard wrote:
> > There is a common problem people have where they get weird
> performance
> > spikes like this. It is caused by the server not having enough
> > entropy and some code on the server that generates a random number
> > takes forever.
> >
> > Go here: http://svn.haxx.se/ and search for entropy to read all the
> threads.
> >
> > It might be looking into. You can fix it easily by reconfiguring APR
> > to gets its random numbers from /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random.
> >
> That's unlikely to be repeatable with a specific data set, though.

It don't matter. There's a really easy fix.
        mv /dev/random /dev/random-true
        ln -s /dev/urandom /dev/random

I did this. The problem didn't go away. So the entropy problem is not my problem.
Received on 2010-07-05 17:08:42 CEST

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