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Re: Timeout issues when commiting

From: Dominic Anello <danello_at_danky.com>
Date: 2005-03-30 01:51:16 CEST

On 2005-03-29 16:17:59 -0700, Conner, Shawn wrote:
> Hello,
> Several times when users are commiting changes, they are recieving one
> of the following error message
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: MERGE request failed on
> '/svn/repos/abacus/Aba_apps/branches/xnetAFC_031805_18:00.branch/scripts
> '
> svn: MERGE of
> '/svn/repos/abacus/Aba_apps/branches/xnetAFC_031805_18:00.branch/scripts
> ': timed out waiting for server (http://thabscc01
> <BLOCKED::http://thabscc01> )
> svn: Commit failed (details follow):
> svn: MKCOL of
> '/svn/repos/abacus/Aba_apps/!svn/wrk/f9812586-7af3-0310-8c14-907e7fc56fd
> e/branches/uk_b2b_031805_19:02.branch/cmds/BAM': 405 Method Not Allowed
> (http://thabscc01 <http://thabscc01/> )
This tends to happen when using mod_authz_svn for path auth and the user
doesn't have write access to the highest common directory in a commit.

Say a user has read-only access to /foo and write access to /foo/bar and

If a user tries to file a commit that modifies /foo/bar/a.txt and
/foo/baz/b.txt, svn ends up doing a MERGE on /foo. Since MERGE is a
write operation, authz will reject the operation and the commit will

The solution I employed was to exclude MERGE requests from validation.
Note that this opens your server to maliciously crafted MERGE requests.
Since our server runs on an intranet only, I'm not too worried about it,
but there is probably a better work around.

Anyway, try putting a <LimitExcept MERGE> around Require valid-user in
your httpd.conf and see if that helps.

Here's what I use:
<Location /ec-svn>
  DAV svn
  SVNPath "/usr/local/svn/ec-svn/repo"
  AuthzSVNAccessFile "/usr/local/svn/ec-svn/auth/access.ini"

  ## AuthLDAP stuff omitted

  <LimitExcept MERGE>
    Require valid-user

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