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Re: 500 Internal Server Error when committing property change on many png files

From: Erik <sigra_at_home.se>
Date: 2006-09-22 21:38:07 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On 9/21/06, Erik <sigra@home.se> wrote:
>> I changed the property of a gazillion png-files in a project:
>> Name: svn:mime-type
>> - application/octet-stream
>> + image/png
>> When I was committing, it first took several hours to upload the files
>> again, even though I had not changed any. After that, the server failed
>> with 500 Internal Server Error. This is a bug, right? I had to commit
>> the change directory by directory instead, causing several 100 mails to
>> the project's commit mailinglist. (The server is hosted by
>> sourceforge.net.)
> Well, anything that returns a 500 is probably a bug of some sort, but
> if you're talking about a sourceforge.net hosted project, there really
> isn't going to be much we can do, since you won't be able to give us
> the httpd server logs or other such information we'd use to debug the
> issue. For this sort of thing the only people who are likely to be
> able to debug it are the sourceforge.net admins.
Thanks for your reply. What you might be able to do to debug it is to
create a repository with a gazillion png-files (for example by checking
out widelands from sourceforge.net). Then you could investigate how svn
behaves during massive property changes. Do something like this:
find -name *.png|xargs svn propset svn:mime-type whatever
svn ci -m "See if this works all right..."

The problem could be that the server runs out of memory while handling
all those files.

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Received on Fri Sep 22 21:38:05 2006

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