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Re: svnserve daemon dying sometimes

From: Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:37:27 +0200

Petyovskı Petr wrote on Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 18:47:51 +0100:
> Hello.
> I have some reports of the svnserve daemon dying under vanilla fedora 15.
> My story is simple...
> I was need svn repository for my students on the course C/C++
> programming, like each semester.
> So, I installed vanilla Fedora 15, configure and start vanilla svn
> 1.6.17 with svn:// (svnserve) scheme.
> Everything going ok (students are happy, commiting, checkouting etc.),
> but it's a third times when svnserve daemon died without any reason.
> Maybe I did something wrong in configuration...
> Maybe is something wrong on the students svn clients (tortoise svn)...
> But result is always same, svnserve sometimes dying. And this isn't good.

There is no such thing as "without any reason". What is the exit code?
Is there anything in syslog? In the --log-file? In stderr?

Did it catch a signal? Was it serving connections when it died? Did it
just accept a new one?

> I don't want start some "fire", but maybe is something wrong in svnserve
> itself.
> Because svnserve log after dying is very strange?
> Can you please contact me with some developer which response of
> svnserve security. This looks like strange vulnerability in svn daemon.

If possible, please follow up on the public users_at_subversion.apache.org
mailing list. (Several developers follow that list regularly.)

If you believe you know of a way to cause an svnserve daemon to crash,
please report it privately (by private email to me, or by
email security[at]apache[dot]org).

I'll note, though, that svnserve hasn't had a security issue in years,
and that not every crash is a security vulnerability.

> I have svnserve logs and effort to solve this problem...
> Thanks for your answer.
> Regards,
> Petr



> PS: sorry for my english. ;-)
> Ing. Petr Petyovsky
> Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication
> Department of Control and Instrumentation
> Kolejni 4, 612 00 Brno
> Czech Republic
Received on 2011-12-16 16:38:17 CET

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