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RE: Re: repository corrupted repeatedly

From: Brent Webster <brent.webster_at_liquidcomputing.com>
Date: 2005-09-28 22:19:18 CEST

The 3+1 process and the userid: wwwrun are configured in your
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file which is standard for apache.
I'm assuming your svn repository is owned by wwwrun or the premissions
model will accommodiate read/write access by wwwrun

	From: Will Glass-Husain [mailto:wglass@forio.com] 
	Sent: September 28, 2005 4:12 PM
	To: users@subversion.tigris.org
	Subject: Re: repository corrupted repeatedly
	More info:
	When I do a "ps aux" I see that I have 4 httpd processes.  One
runs as root (the initial process)" the others as "wwwrun".
	Of course, I have to start as root since this is over port 443.
	Could this be an Apache config issue?  Sometimes accessing the
files with root and sometimes wwwrun?  (thus somehow corrupting the
repository?)    If so, ideas on config would be appreciated.
	Best, WILL
		----- Original Message ----- 
		From: Will Glass-Husain <mailto:wglass@forio.com>  
		To: users@subversion.tigris.org 
		Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 12:27 PM
		Subject: repository corrupted repeatedly
		I'm having trouble with a repeatedly corrupting
repository.  I've searched the mailing list and issues tracker haven't
got any insights.
		Setup: Linux (Suse 9.2) with Subversion 1.0.8, Apache
2.0.49, Berkeley DB 4.2.  I haven't updated Subversion since I can't
seem to find a later Suse RPM.  (I may try compiling if I get
		The problem.  Three times in the past few days my
(recently created) repository has become corrupted.  Symptoms:
		svn command line:
		$ svn log
		svn: PROPFIND request failed on
		svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/src1/loyalty/trunk': 500 Internal
Server Error (https://www.dynamicsymmetry.symmetrics.com)
		$ svnlook log /var/svn/src1
		svn: Berkeley DB error while checkpointing after
Berkeley DB transaction for filesystem /var/svn/src1/db: Invalid
		svn: Berkeley DB error while closing 'nodes' database
for filesystem /var/svn/src1/db: Invalid argument
		A number of the "db" files ownership have been
mysteriously changed from "wwwrun" to "root".  Changing them back does
not help.
		Apache Log (date/time/ip omitted)
		... (2)No such file or directory: cannot access type map
		... Could not fetch resource information.  [500, #0]
		... Could not determine the proper revision to access
[500, #160029]
		... Berkeley DB error while checkpointing after Berkeley
DB transaction for filesystem /var/svn/src1/db:\nInvalid argument  [500,
		... (20014)Error string not specified yet: Berkeley DB
error while closing 'nodes' database for filesystem
/var/svn/src1/db:\nInvalid argument
		The Fix:
		The last time I had this issue I recovered the database,
then changed the permissions to be readable by the apache2 user.
		$ su
		$ cd /var/svn/src1/db
		$ db_recovery -e -v
		$ chown -R wwwrun .  
		This worked.  The next time this happened it failed:
		$ cd /var/svn/src1/db
		$ db_recovery -e -v
		db_recover: Finding last valid log LSN: file: 68 offset
		db_recover: Ignoring log file: log.0000000065: magic
number 0, not 40988
		db_recover: Invalid log file: log.0000000065: Invalid
		db_recover: First log record not found
		db_recover: PANIC: Invalid argument
		db_recover: DB_ENV->open: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error,
run database recovery
		Any tips for where I should investigate further?  Or
should I just grit my teeth and compile the latest subversion (scrapping
the Suse RPM system).
		Thanks, WILL
Received on Wed Sep 28 22:22:20 2005

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