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Re: svn consumes all memory

From: Lukas Ruf <ruf_at_rawip.org>
Date: 2004-05-07 11:09:12 CEST

> kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net> [2004-05-06 21:16]:
> Lukas Ruf <ruf@rawip.org> writes:
> > I put all the repositories to a local hard-disk, re-created the
> > problematic repository from scratch, tried a checkout via https,
> > killed the svn client by 'kill -9' (because I had to disconnect
> > temporarely), restarted the checkout later, and experienced the
> > same problem: Linux killed the client by abort (at least I saw
> > this message on screen).
> >
> > Hence my questions: - does 'killing a checkout process by -9'
> > destroy the repository? - if so what is the best way to stop a
> > large checkout?
> No, what you did shouldn't affect the repository at all.
thanks for the confirmation.

> When you restarted the checkout, was the old (incomplete) working
> copy still present, or did you restart absolutely fresh, with
> nothing in the way? (Subversion is supposed to gracefully resume
> even if the wc is partially present already, but there might be a
> bug in the resumption code or something.)

I tried both. In both cases, same problems.

> > - svn has the atomic operations. Is it possible that it crashes
> > due to linux' limits because it saves also very large
> > files/directories first in memory (one directory contained approx.
> > 1.5GB of data but I have only 1GB RAM) before it writes the
> > checkout to the disk?
> This seems unlikely -- Subversion tries pretty hard to be streamy.

Could it be a problem that I have files of 500MB and more?

> > I stumbled over this idea when I realized that after the abort
> > there were no data on disk.
> I think we need transcripts and concrete details at this point.

How can I create them? Are there any command line options?


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