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Explorer freezing on update

From: Evgeny Potashnik <emp.007_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:21:38 +1100


I've been using TortoiseSVN for a while and it's great, except for one issue
that really drives me nuts. When I run the Update command from the the TSVN
context menu Windows Explorer often (but not always) freezes completely for
30 seconds or more. It does not respond to mouse clicks at all. In some
cases even other applications are frozen, eg. I cannot even scroll down the
page in Firefox. This happens before any of the updated files show up in the
Update window and it can happen even when there are no update files.

I've always had this happen since I started using TSVN 1.4 and up to the
current version, 1.5.6. Other developers in my company also experience the
same issue. We've had this happen on Windows XP SP1-SP3, Windows XP x64 SP2,
Windows Vista x64 SP1 and Windows Server 2003 SP2. One thing that I found to
reduce the frequency of this issue is storing my working copy on a RAMdisk.
On a normal hard disk this happens on almost every update. On a RAM disk it
happens maybe 1/4 of the time, but it's still extremely annoying.

I've tried searching for this issue and there seem to be plenty of similar
reports, just see
http://www.google.com/search?q=tortoisesvn%20freezes%20explorer but I'm
still unsure what the status of this issue is. Are the SVN developers able
to repro this issue? Do they know the cause? Is there a plan to fix this?


Received on 2009-01-14 07:12:27 CET

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