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svnadmin crashes

From: Howard Bryden <hdbryden_at_emergency.qld.gov.au>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 13:40:31 +1000

> Folks,
Our developers are reporting that svnserve intermittently crashes.

> Host OS: HP-UX 11.23 (Itanium)
> Subversion: 1.3.1, FSFS backend
> Backend: BDB 4.4.20
> IDE: IntelliJ IDEA 6.0
> Client: TortoiseSVN 1.4.3
> Other runtime dependencies:
> expat 2.0.0
> gdbm 1.8.3
> gettext 0.15
> libgcc 4.1.1
> libiconv 1.10
> zlib 1.2.3
> Subversion, DB and the dependency products were installed from the
> builds downloaded from the HP Porting and Archive Centre at
> http://hpux.connect.org.uk/.
The devs. report that subversion was working quite happily until Monday,
then started crashing intermittently (up to 7 or so times a day).
Restarts work in the sense that at least the database is not corrupted.
I have no reason to suspect the transaction workload, it hasn't changed
markedly. The suggestion is that some revision must be somehow corrupt,
but I ran svnadmin verify and all revisions checked out okay.

In the absense of suitable logging/tracing/debug output features (are
these available for svnserve? I heard somewhere that they're earmarked
for v1.6) all I can offer is an upgrade to 1.4.6 (the latest build for

There's not a whole lot to go on here, but any ideas etc. gratefully

> Thanks.
> Howard Bryden,
> UNIX Administrator,
> Qld. Govt. Dept. of Emergency Services,
> Tel. 07 3109 5087
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