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SVN serve memory usage

From: <mark_round_at_ipcmedia.com>
Date: 2004-07-08 13:20:21 CEST

Hi all,

I'm seeing a problem with svnserve (running via inetd), when comitting a
large number of files (1000-10000+). I'm running svnserve on a Sun
Ultra5, which only has 128Mb of memory. Smaller directories are no
problem, but I can see the free mrmory dropping when svn commit is in
the "Transmitting file data" stage. On the large directories, memory
usage reockets to the extent that all swap is used, and the system
becomes unstable - sometimes corrupting the repository.

My question is :-

What is causing this memory usage ? Does svnserve allocate a certain
amount of memory to each file it receives ? If so, how much (I really
don't know anything about the internal workings of svnserve, how it
allocates memory etc.). How much memory would you expect to have in
order to be able to accommodate large projects ?

Thanks in advance for any pointers,

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