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Re: newbie: Apache aborts on large checkouts

From: Chris Church <flyingfred0_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-07 16:23:34 CET

Another suggestion I'd have would be to sniff the traffic between client and
server using Ethereal. You should be able to see when the connection gets
closed, and what's happening up to that point. That information could be
helpful in resolving your problem.

The error message you described was exactly what I had seen. When doing an
update from the server, the client would send a REPORT request containing a
large XML document (in one case, larger than the 1000000 byte default used
by Apache). When Apache received more data than its limit would allow, it
closed the connection without even sending back an HTTP response, and the
client complained that it could not read the status line. While sniffing a
few sessions between client and server this morning, it seems that a REPORT
request normally sends only a few hundred bytes. I'm not sure how to
reproduce the case where it sends a large amount of data to the server.

Hope that helps, or at least jogs someone else's memory who's on this list.

On 12/7/05, Mirko Cegledi <mcegledi@freenet.de> wrote:
> Am 06.12.2005, 18:46 Uhr, schrieb Chris Church:
> > I've seen something similar when doing an svn update. Try setting the
> > LimitXMLRequestBody option in httpd.conf to a larger value (or 0); the
> > default is 1000000.
> >
> > See the Apache docs at:
> > http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#limitxmlrequestbody
> I've just tried your idea as well as the hint from Leon Zandman. Neither
> one seems to work. The server still closes the connection.
> I have to admit that I'm a little bit confused about this. It's a standard
> apache installation (I'm unable to do anything else ^^) with only the
> necessary extensions for running subversion. In my opinion, the eclipse
> installation and the subclipse plug-in are too easy, to raise any
> problems, too. So from my point of view, either there should be more users
> with this problem out there or no one uses subversion/subclipse for bigger
> projects. But I don't want to believe that :).
> The only unusual fact that could be from interest is, that the server is a
> virtual machine. But I don't know if this could be of any importance.
> Anyone a new idea? Would it help to ask at users@subclipse.tigris.org?
> [..]
> Mirko
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