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RE: Windows server antivirus causing huge slowdown on SVN checkout

From: Chris Green <Chris.Green_at_sas.co.uk>
Date: 2007-02-01 20:39:20 CET

Hi Andy,

Thanks for the info, am pretty sure it's the server end AV which is
causing the problem, desktop AV disabled its still really slow, if I
disable the server end and leave the desktop AV running it's a lot
Have opened a support case with Kaspersky as they may have encountered
Problem is constantly disabling and re-enabling the AV on the server
isn't good enough for a permanent solution and the server must have AV
running on it as it has many other windows clients saving data to it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy@gmail.com]
Sent: 01 February 2007 18:56
To: Chris Green
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Windows server antivirus causing huge slowdown on SVN

On 2/1/07, Chris Green <Chris.Green@sas.co.uk> wrote:
> We have a Linux box with SVN on and Windows clients running an SVN
> the windows workstation maps a drive to the Linux server and another
to the
> Windows server, when checking out files from the workstation to the
> drive on the Windows server it runs very slow, we've found temporarily
> disabling the antivirus on the Windows server makes the problem
> (its Kaspersky antivirus 5) obviously this isn't ideal and we cant
leave the
> AV disabled, the AV product has exclusions set on network drives etc
but it
> makes no difference.
> Wondered if anyone else has come across this problem and knows of a
> resolution?

On-access virus scanners don't play well with Subversion. You've
already discovered one of the better resolutions - disable the
scanning while doing the checkout. It's odd, though, that even with
scanning network drives disabled, it's still acting like it's scanning
those locations. Is it the virus scan on the server that's causing the
problem, or the one on the client which has mapped the drive? If the
latter, that makes perfect sense.

Another option might be to tell the scanner to exclude any directory
named .svn.

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