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Re: More on possible client authentication

From: <gerhard.hannemann_at_printsoft.com>
Date: 2006-06-20 13:28:30 CEST

Quoting Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006q2@ryandesign.com>:

> On Jun 20, 2006, at 01:40, Gerhard Hannemann wrote:
> >> One possibility would be that it's taking a long time to generate
> >> random bytes. If you machine doesn't have a suitable source of
> >> entrypy, /dev/random could be quite slow. You might try recompiling
> >> APR and telling it to use /dev/urandom (via the --with-devrandom flag
> >> to configure).
> >
> > I thought APR is only relevant when using apache and access
> > repositories
> > using http.
> > Currently I only access the repository using svn and file.
> > It APR or random number generator device still relevant in this case?
> Yes, the advice is still relevant. The Apache Portable Runtime (APR)
> is not related to the Apache web server, other than that they're both
> made by the same group, and that the Apache web server uses APR.
> Subversion also uses APR, always, regardless of what repository
> access method is being employed. As I understand it, APR gives you a
> common interface to things which typically vary between operating
> systems, and since Subversion is supposed to run on many operating
> systems, they decided to use APR rather than reinvent several wheels.

Thanks for the information.
I will rebuild APR with the sugested settings and let the list know if this
improves things.


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