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Re: svn operations (update) fails very often

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:04:06 -0400

What platform are you on? If you're on Windows, are you using the
cygwin client or the native client? Are you using a shared network
drive as your working directory on Windows?

There are certain problems with the cygwin client that occur when
you're on a network drive or using some virus scanners that seem to
mess up the working directory. It can also happen with the regular
native Windows client and a shared drive too. See
<http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#wedged-wc> for more details why
this might happen.

The problem is not that the client is getting corrupted as much as a
second process attempted to read the files on the working directory
while the Subversion client was reading them too. Sometimes, it is the
result of killing the Subversion client in such a way when it is
processing that it doesn't have a chance to clean itself up. Again,
mainly on the Windows client.

David Weintraub
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 10:47 AM, vinay i <vinay.indresh_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I am getting the svn lock issue very often. Is there any fine tuning
> required? When I try to do a svn update on a large tree I am facing this
> issue. Below is the error message
> svn: Working copy 'src/lib' locked
> svn: run 'svn cleanup' to remove locks (type 'svn help cleanup' for details)
> Thanks
> Vinay
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