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Permanantly Wedged DB?

From: Luke Bayes <lbayes_at_lukebayes.com>
Date: 2004-09-03 22:40:06 CEST


My name is Luke Bayes and I have been using Subversion for about 3
months now.

I have been using and administering CVS for a number of years. I would
not say that I am a CVS expert, but I am proficient and reasonably

Ever since installing subversion, I have had intermittent, periodic db
errors. Every week or so, we get the following message:

Commit failed (details follow):
Berkeley DB error while operating environment for filesystem
DB_RUNRECOVERy: Fatal error, run database recovery

I checked out the subversion book I bought, and it indicates that my
repository is probably "wedged".

This problem always appears after adding new directories, I believe
after adding more than 2 levels of directory depth (if that matters). We
are able to successfully add new directories most of the time, but
whenever we get this error, it happens on the commit after adding
directories. (hope that's clear)

There are only two developers working on this account.

I am usually able to log into our server, switch user to the repository
owner, and run svnadmin recover.

After restarting httpd, this has typically solved the problem for a week
or so. Unfortunatley, the problem has now cropped up to the extent that
we can no longer access our db and even though recover claims to have
fixed the db, the error still appears on commit and on update.

I am going to try doing a dump and full rebuild, but this will be the
second time that I've had to do this.

Can someone please tell me what might be going on? Is there some other
db alternative? Is anyone else getting these errors as consistently?

BTW - we're running a brand new installation of Red Hat Fedora (which
I'm very suspicious of) on an HP Prolinia 1U rack server...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Luke Bayes

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Received on Fri Sep 3 23:26:44 2004

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