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Re: SVN serve memory usage

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-08 14:42:10 CEST

mark_round@ipcmedia.com wrote:

> 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 ?

How about telling us what version of svnserve you're using? ISTR that
bugs like this were fixed recently.

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Received on Thu Jul 8 14:39:58 2004

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