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Re: Repository size limit

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:44:52 -0500

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 9:39 AM, <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:

>> > Is there still a limit size to manage 1 file over 2GB or is it fix
>> > already and if so on what version?
>> I think >2GB files should be fine if you're using a current version
>> of apr (>=1.2.x)
> Using the http:// protocol, you will be limited to around 2G for
> a single compressed diff of a file in a transaction.  Even with
> apr >= 1.2.x.  The transaction itself isn't limited.
> (The svn client sends a negative value in the http header during
>  the txn causing the problem.  Last time I tested on Solaris,
>  Linux and Windows using svn 1.5.1, neon 0.28.3, and apr 1.2.12.)

This is fixed in 1.6 for *nix clients. It is still a problem on
Windows. That said, Serf does not have this problem on Windows, so
you can use it to do the commit. I tested using a 2.5 GB file. It
failed with Neon and worked with Serf. I suspect Serf would work with
SVN 1.5 too (as long as APR 1.2.x is used in the client).

Mark Phippard
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