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

From: David Fairey <dfairey_at_frontier.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 19:36:46 +0100

> David Fairey wrote:
>> 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
> Are your working copies on a network share?

No, none of our working copies are on a network share.
Some have their folders junctioned to a separate physical drive, but not in
all cases where this stall happens.

> Because the shell/explorer can only 'hang' for as long as it takes to
> get the status for one single folder - that's how long the cache is
> 'blocked' and can't respond any queries. But once the status has been
> fetched, the requests from the shell have priority (the cache won't
> block anymore and fetch any status until all pending requests are
> answered).

That's understandable.
I've seen the TSVNCacheWindow stop scrolling during each of these 5 minute
stalls - when I know it has more folders to crawl.
Is there anything that could cause TSVNCache itself to block and then not
respond to queries? Windows API?

> Not sure how I could fix this without making some major changes to the
> cache though...

It's quite problem within our environment that I'm keen to try and help fix.


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