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RE: Apache memory leak?

From: Tony Harverson <tony.harverson_at_iglu.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:43:33 +0100

Are you perhaps triggering an svnadmin hotcopy (or something else) in a post-commit script for that repo?

Tony

>-----Original Message-----
>From: KYLEE_at_bksv.com [mailto:KYLEE_at_bksv.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:24 AM
>To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: RE: Apache memory leak?
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>Hi Uli,
>
>Thanks for the reply. That's what i thought so. It's
>definitely high memory comsumption there.
>I do not serve anything else for Apache. It's a dedicated
>subversion server via http and nothing else.
>
>I have svnadmin running daily for backup. But when the backup
>service is not running, it's stuck in the process somehow.
>
>
>Regards,
>Lee
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ulrich Eckhardt [mailto:eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com]
>Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 6:03 PM
>To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
>Subject: Re: Apache memory leak?
>
>On Monday 12 October 2009, KYLEE_at_bksv.com wrote:
>> I have lots of memory issues on my server after the latest update to
>> my subversion server. I used to run a v1.5.5 server without much
>> problems on my environment and rebooting the server from
>time to time is a must.
>> It usually happens once every week.
>
>Huh? That sounds really bad.
>
>> Now that i have updated the subversion server to the latest build
>> provided by CollabNet due to a valuable fix to this version.
>>
>> Ever since, i have to reboot the server once every 2 days due to
>> non-responding clients and high memory consumption.
>
>That sounds even worse!
>
>Apropos: Do you have to reboot the machine or does it suffice
>to restart Apache? The difference is important in order to
>make out the culprit.
>
>> - httpd takes ~900MB of RAM and ~900MB of virtual memroy.
>
>That sounds like a lot, but I don't know what else you are
>serving with Apache there.
>
>> I do not know what's the reason or the cause of it.
>Sometimes svnadmin
>> seems to be running heavily on the server taking up to 50%
>of the CPU
>> time.
>
>Why is svnadmin running? Who started it and why? That should
>be a tool for administration and maintenance, not something
>that regularly runs. The only thing it is good for regularly
>is to create a dumpfile from a hotcopy for backup purposes.
>
>Uli
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