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Re: Suddenly corrupted Subversion repository.

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-05-27 01:32:05 CEST

John Szakmeister wrote:

> On Wednesday 26 May 2004 05:19, Natalya Pyalling wrote:
>>Additional info:
>>After issueing 'svnadmin verify' I have in /var/log/messages
>>May 26 13:11:47 vcs kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 11822
>>May 26 13:11:55 vcs kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process 11558 (sshd).
>>May 26 13:12:06 vcs su(pam_unix)[11602]: session closed for user root
> Oof, that can't be good. Here's what's probably happening. 'svnadmin
> recover' grabs an exclusive lock on the repository (I can't remember off hand
> if 'svnadmin verify' does the same). If svnadmin is dying like this, the
> exclusive lock is never freed, and the apache ends up waiting for the
> repository to become free. It, of course, never does. Hence, the reason you
> keep timing out.

Umm, I believe that lock should actually be released when the process
exits, we use apr_file_lock to manage the lock, and that just calls
flock under the hood, IIRC flock's locks only last until the process dies.


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