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Re: Windows + svn + apache file access process problems.

From: Matthew Sanderson <matthew_at_formtrap.com>
Date: 2005-12-15 03:56:33 CET

On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Ian Hailey wrote:

> Hello Andy,
>
> I made a tar of the linux repository and just copied it to the windows
> machine, there should not have been any activity during the copy. On the
> new windows server I added and commited 3-4 times without problems until
> trying to commit a large number of newly added files (about 4500 files).
> The problem occurs at different places during the commit sometimes it
> gets as far as the transmitting data......
>
> Thanks.
>
> Ian.
>

Hi Ian,

Are you running anti-virus scanning or similar software on your server?
I've seen it cause problems like this in the past on Windows boxes.

At least McAfee virus scan (dunno about others) opens the files it scans
for exclusive access, which forbids other proceses access to the file for
a small time, which wreaks havoc on servers.

There are other sorts of program that periodically open each file for
exclusive access, which can result in the same problem. The 'Indexing
Service' is a potential culprit. Maybe you have other such programs
installed too.

Try excluding the repo dir from being scanned, or temporarily disabling
the virus scanner/indexing service/whatever else you have installed.

HTH,

--matt

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