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Re: Repository corruption? svnadmin hangs?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-11 23:57:02 CEST

Alejandro Forero Cuervo wrote:
> Hi.
> The repository we use for one of our [1]websites (updated dynamically
> through [2]svnwiki) recently became corrupted.

No it hasn't. It's just a stale lock.

> Running ``svnadmin
> dump $PATH'' just hangs, as does trying to access the content directly
> (through ``svn update'' or loading its URL in a browser). Other
> repositories in the same machine work correctly.

> I would appreciate any help that could help me understand what could
> have happened. svnadmin recover seems to solve the problem.

Yes, exactly.

> My guess is that svn is waiting to obtain a lock in the repository.
> However, I can't think of anything holding this lock. Perhaps a
> process died abruptly with the lock and svn does not check to see if
> the process holding the lock is still running? I really don't know.

Exactly. Good description.


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