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Re: long authentication delay with svnserve

From: Larry W. Finger <Larry.Finger_at_lwfinger.net>
Date: 2005-07-05 16:52:35 CEST

At 08:27 AM 7/5/2005, Mark Phippard wrote:
>"Larry W. Finger" <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net> wrote on 07/05/2005 01:18:15
>AM:
>
> > I am running svnserve version 1.2 on a SuSE 9.1 system using kernel
> > 2.6.11.6. The repository works very well with one exception. A commit
> > sometimes finishes nearly instantaneously and at other times it may
> > take as long as 10 minutes to complete. This behavior is true whether
> > the client is TortoiseSVN under Windows or the svn client under
> > Linux. All accesses are via the network - the repository is located
> > on a file/print server. No one logs into that machine except for
>maintenance.
> >
> > The contents of svnserve.conf are as follows:
> >
> > [general]
> > anon-access=read
> > auth-access=write
> > passwd-db=passwd.conf
> > realm=DRAWxtl realm
> >
> > What tests can I run to sort out this problem? There are no log
> > entries that I have found.
>
>Read the following thread, I suspect it might have something to do with
>your problem.
>
>http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-02/0746.shtml
>
>The linked thread is about a problem in obtaining a random number in a
>timely fashion. I am not a *nix user and do not really know what any of
>it means, I just have a good memory, so knew what to search for. If that
>is your problem, please post back to the list. It seems like this would
>be a good candidate for the FAQ. At least to put a concise explanation
>somewhere that can be linked to.

I have reconfigured and rebuilt apr with the
--with-devrandom=/dev/urandom option. I then rebuilt and reinstalled
svnserve. The initial commit was quick. I will continue to test and
report later.

Larry

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