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Error opening db lockfile

From: Jerome <jerome_at_cs.caltech.edu>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 18:03:37 -0700

I'm having some trouble accessing my repository due to (what I think
is) a locking problem:

  svn: Error opening db lockfile
  svn: Can't get shared lock on file '$PATH': No locks available

where $PATH is the path to the repository (excluded for brevity). My
repository lives on a filesystem I do not manage and really don't know
much about. I get the aformentioned error regardless of whether I'm
trying to access the repository locally or remotely.

I've tried to use svnadmin tools (recover, lslocks, rmlocks), but I
see the same error.

Has anyone seen such a pervasive lock error before? The repository
type is FSFS. There are other repositories on the filesystem that I am
able to access with no problem; I have the feeling they are being
mounted in a different way. However, I was under the impression that
FSFS didn't have a problem with (possibly) networked
filesystems. Moreover, I can say with pretty high certainty that I'm
the only user of this repository, making the locking problems all the
more mysterious.

What questions should I be asking my sysadmins to get to the bottom of
this? Are there options I can pass to svn for more verbose output?
Logs I can check? I'm desperate! Thanks


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