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RE: Apache memory leak?

From: <KYLEE_at_bksv.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:24:21 +0200

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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