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Re: Repository corruption? svnadmin hangs?

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-12 00:30:31 CEST

Alejandro Forero Cuervo wrote:
>>> 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.
> Shouldn't it check and detect that the process holding the lock isn't
> running anymore, though?

Subversion just uses Berkeley DB.

Yes, building some outer wrapper to provide the kind of lock expiration you
allude to is technically doable - but no one has done so.


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