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Re: Hang on Windows XP SP3 -- a better fix!

From: Bart Lewis <bartlewis_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 09:47:17 -0700 (PDT)

Great information there David. Hopefully it will give the devs what
they need to track this bug down.

I installed just about all of the updates I could for SP3 to no avail.
I'm still getting the hang daily.


On Aug 11, 8:55am, "David Fairey" <dfai..._at_frontier.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 06, 2008 11:31 PM,
> Hedley Finger <hfin..._at_handholding.com.au> wrote:
> > Hedley Finger wrote:
> >>> A similar thing happens to me and it has been happening since I
> >>> installed TortoiseSVN 1.4.6 I believe...
> >> Me, too. TortoiseSVN 1.5.2 and Windows XP SP3 (AMD Athlon 3200+
> >> 64-bit processor @ 2.01 GHz, 2 Gb ram).
> >>> In my case the explorer process goes into an infinite 'active
> >>> loop' and uses up as much processing power as it can get its grubby
> >>> little hands on. Special Windows keyboard shortcuts still work
> >>> though.
> >> Mouse clicks and keyboard events queued and then executed after a
> >> considerable delay, sometimes 45 sec or more.
> Apologies jump in here, this is a issue that's affecting a number of our
> machines too.
> We are seeing simliar behaviour using TortoiseSVN 1.4.8 - all running
> Windows XP SP2 32-bit on variety of hardware.
> After some monitoring one thing I've noticed is that the TSVNCacheWindow
> (with CacheTrayIcon=1) stops Crawling on a random folder, after which
> Explorer will slow down and take 30secs to 5 minutes to unfreeze and display
> the folder contents - the length of time seems related to the size of the
> folder. Once unfrozen the overlay icons don't appear on the sub folders or
> files.
> Using Sysinternals Process Explorer, the number of threads and handles to
> "\Device\NamedPipe\TSVNCache" keep going up (195 in one example), however
> the Cached Directories in the Tray icon does not increase (stalled at 2710
> in an example).
> Is there any further useful information that can be obtained from a PC in
> this state that might shine light on this bug?
> It is generally reproducible on a few machines we have here, a typical
> machine has a file structure of around 90k's of files.
> In most cases our workaround is to switch the Icon Overlay from "Default" to
> "Shell", terminating the TSVNCache will bring it back again
> >>> The workaround I use is to start the task manager (Ctrl+Shift+ESC)
> >>> and kill and restart the explorer process but I'm still hoping
> >>> someone will clean up this bug. :-(
> >> I killed TsvnCache.exe and any TsvnProc.exe's that were running which
> >> also solved the problem. (But the TortoiseSVN entries in the context
> >> menu are still there, even though I can't see any obvious process
> >> running them, and they still respond. Hmmmmm!)
> > After installing Service Pack 3, I then activated Windows Update and
> > checked for additional updates. Sure enough, there were several
> > posted after the SP3 CD had been burnt by Microsoft. Downloading and
> > installing these seems (crossed fingers) to have fixed the problem.
> Haven't yet tried 1.5.2 on these particular machines or Windows SP3+updates,
> but will be trying.
> Regards
> David.
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