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svndumpfilter issue

From: Matzen, John <jmatzen_at_soe.sony.com>
Date: 2005-02-24 22:51:45 CET

It appears to me that using svndumpfilter to parse a repository that had
a very large check-in causes the machine to run out of memory and the
program crashes. This seems to be because svndumpfilter is trying to
allocate a really big string. The tool becomes nearly completely
useless in this type of case.


My svn machine is a Celeron/900 with 480MB of RAM, 36GB disk, running
Fedora 3. svndumpfilter generated about a 510MB core file. I'm running
subversion 1.1.2. My repository isn't really that big (about 318MB) and
only has 16 changes, but the first was the vast majority of it.


Thoughts? Fixes?


- John


Received on Thu Feb 24 22:54:15 2005

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