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AW: Checkout via http/webdav hangs

From: Felix Gilcher <felix.gilcher_at_exozet.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:40:44 +0200

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Jan Bernhardt [mailto:j.bernhardt_at_gmx.de]
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 12. August 2008 16:22
> An: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Betreff: Checkout via http/webdav hangs
> Hi,
> I'm running SVN 1.4.2 via an Apache HTTPD 2.0.55 over webdav. This is on
> Solaris 10 SPARC.
> Some checkouts/updates seem to hang. The request in question involve
> checking out a directory worth 350 MB. When I look at the Apache worker
> handling my request I see that it accesses the revision in which this
> directory was created:

[snipped out traces]

> My interpretation is that the process does read the revision continuesly
> and answers back to the client, but very slowly. Checking out via
> file:/// access does work.
> Any idea, what's going on here?

Wild guess, as you didn't mention it: Are you checking out via https? You might be running out of entropy. There have been reports of that which fit your description. If yes, you could check whether http does work faster for you.

Another option would be that you're using per-directory access control [1] which can create a big load on the server. You might want to disable that at least for testing purposes [2].

> Thanks,
> - Jan.

Good luck


[1] http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/de/svn.serverconfig.httpd.html#svn.serverconfig.httpd.authz.perdir
[2] http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/de/svn.serverconfig.httpd.html#svn.serverconfig.httpd.authz.pathauthzoff

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