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Re: memory problems w/ mod_dav_svn?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 12:19:27 -0400

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Vincent Rivellino <vince_at_cuz.cx> wrote:
> Has anyone run into memory problems using mod_dav_svn w/ rather large
> repositories?
> I recently migrated our repositories to 1.5.1 and moved them from svn+ssh
> to mod_dav_svn via https.
> After one of my users checked out the largest project (about 800MB
> checkout), our SVN server ran out of memory and the kernel had to kill
> processes. I was able to recreate the problem by checking out the same
> repo again and watching top on the server. This is a snippet of top
> *after* the checkout completed:
> 19167 apache 16 1655m 1.4g 2664 0 36.0 3:59.93 288 1.4g 0
> 0 httpd
> In this case the system didn't run out of memory, but the httpd process
> that served my checkout didn't seem to give back the memory it used during
> the checkout process.
> I really don't want to have to move back to svn+ssh as the transport,
> because I like not having to give system accounts to the engineering
> staff. We're also using mod_authz_svn because we need to restrict
> repository access to outside consultants.
> Can anyone offer any insight?

Can you try the fix that was made with this revision?


The reporter was having the problem happen during merge, but the fix
was in a general area of code. It was related to authz handling.

You'd have to apply the fix to the 1.5.1 source and build yourself.

Mark Phippard
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