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Re: I lost 7 bdb repositories yesterday!

From: Christoph Bartoschek <bartoschek_at_or.uni-bonn.de>
Date: 2005-07-05 10:12:09 CEST

Am Dienstag 05 Juli 2005 03:52 schrieb Ben Collins-Sussman:

> The big problem between svn and BDB is that we didn't do it this
> way: there's no single 'svnd' mediating all access to the tables and
> keeping guard over database health. That's the model that BerkeleyDB
> expected we'd follow, and we didn't. Instead, we have N diferent
> programs all using the database (via library linkage), and when one
> program wedges the database, all the others sit around and get stuck
> waiting... or error out. Rather than a daemon automatically noticing
> the problem and recovering, a human has to step in and recover things.

Does this also hold when one uses a svnserve daemon? Currently all our users
go through svnserve. Does this also mean that there are N different programs
using the database? I thought svnserve is something like the mysqld which
serializes access to the database.

Christoph

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