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Re: Problems interacting with svn.collab.net/repos/svn/

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-06-27 20:50:26 CEST

On Sun, 2004-06-27 at 10:32, Jennifer Bevan wrote:
> Hi,
> Last night I started getting some very strange behavior from the
> svn.collab.net/repos/svn...
> jen_at_bounce:~/temp <1071> svn co http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/
> subversion/libsvn_ra_dav/util.c:662: (apr_err=160029)
> svn: Berkeley DB error
> svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/repos/svn'
> subversion/libsvn_ra_dav/util.c:359: (apr_err=160029)
> svn:
> Could not open the requested SVN filesystem

This has been happening intermittently for the last two days... people
getting random errors, then the command works when they retry. (No, we
haven't moved the repository.)

It turns out BDB is throwing "out of memory" errors, which isn't the
same as wedging. It's running out of locks.

I finally logged into the box, and discovered about 9 hung
backup-processes attempting to rsync our hot-backup to an offsite box.
I have no idea why they were stuck, but I'm guessing they were all
trying to hit the repository at once, and were using up and hanging on
to locks. I killed the hung scripts, and poof, the repository was fine

Mike Pilato has seen this sort of thing before; he's out of touch at
the moment, but hopefully he can comment on this tomorrow and discover a

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