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Re: svn post-commit hook - forking a process

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 17:06:33 -0500

On Oct 7, 2008, at 12:32, Steve Whitson wrote:

> I've worked up a post-commit hook that updates a working copy
> following a commit. I used the technique in the FAQ on website-
> auto-update using an exe with u+s since my working copy is owned by
> me and the server process runs as nobody.
> That's all well and good... but my repository has over a dozen
> externals (internal references) in it. While having the post-
> commit update my working copy it takes about 45 seconds longer with
> any commit (even a real small one).
> I tried forking the submit (using '&' in the post-commit borne
> script)... but it sill hangs on until the subprocess completes. I
> also tried doing a fork in my small c-exe. The process works when
> called manually, but when using subversion the post-commit hook
> still hangs on until the subprocess completes. I'm going to pursue
> running this update as a batch job (at) if I don't find a better
> solution.
> Peforming a custom parsing of the changes and updating only pieces
> (of the working copy) which are noted in the (svnlook) changed-dirs
> seems a bit cumbersom.
> Any other ideas on solving this? Is there a way I can get the post-
> commit hook to spawn a process and allow the post-commit process to
> complete before the subprocess does?

Yes. You must redirect stdout and stderr, otherwise Subversion is
waiting for output on those streams. Example post-commit hook script:


/path/to/script.sh >/dev/null 2>/dev/null &

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