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Re: svn+ssh leaves sshd and svnserve processes running

From: Mike Dixon <michael.dixon_at_denovosoftware.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:40:50 -0700

Bob Denny wrote:
> Short answer: TortpisePLink is exiting before it has a chance to properly close the TCP connection to the remote SSH/svnserve, leaving ghost copies of these processes running 'forever' on the remote server. They pile up as Tortoise activity progresses. Why is still a mystery, it doesn't _appear_ to be a logic flaw in TortoisePLink!

This sounded really familiar, so I did some digging.

http://subversion.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=1065&dsMessageId=1445591
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3408
http://subversion.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=462&dsMessageId=2085108

But in fact, it's not quite the same problem, although it may be
related. As I understand it, issue #3408 is about GUI clients leaving
SSH processes open on the client machine while the client is running,
but you're seeing problems with a GUI client being terminated too early,
leaving SSH processes running on the server?

 From what I can see, #3408 was fixed on trunk but never made the
backport, and the issue is still open. So maybe the fix for #3408 will
fix your problem once it makes it to release in 1.7.

Then again, it may not fix your problem at all. This does look like a
problem with subversion proper, rather than TortoiseSVN, so you should
probably take this to the svn users list.

-Mike

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