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Re: Regarding Issue #688 -- subversion on HPUX

From: Branko Cibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-03-04 20:18:56 CET

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Quoting Brad Bass <bass@rsn.hp.com>:

> From Issue #688, Dec 5th, 2002:
> Greg Stein writes:
> > ...The "primary" mode of operation is via DAV,
> > and we never attempt to open multiple DBs in that mode [so the
> typical
> > installation won't see this problem].
> You write:
> > How do you know the problem doesn't exist on DAV, given that it has
> > never been tested? And I'm almost certain that it will show up in
> > ra_svn. I think that the fact that you cannot have a subversion
> server
> > on any version of HP-UX is a serious issue and shouldn't be just
> > pooh-poohed away.
> Did this issue ever get resolved?

No. Local access will not work on HP-UX.
On reflection, svnserve should work fine in the (default) forked
mode, because there's a separate process for each client request.
I don't know about DAV, but I suspect the same would hold for the
prefork MPM.

> We run Subversion on PA-HPUX
> and experience occasional lockups which require a "svnadmin restore"
> but twice the database has been so corrupted that we've had to
> restore from backups. This could have been because we were using
> BDB-4.1.25 instead of 4.0.x or 4.2.52...
> Is Greg correct?

[I'm assuming you're using Apache on HP-UX, with mod_dav_svn]

It's possible. I've not touched HP-UX in a long time; I know for a
fact that people are using the client there, but I don't know about
the server.

If the server works, then the problem is much smaller than I feared.
file:// not working is a bit inconvenient (especially for testing!),
but not a showstopper.

-- Brane

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