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RE: svn+ssh children for svn:externals pile up

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:11:46 -0500

Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com> wrote on 10/16/2009 10:27:53 AM:

> > I use subversion at work and it works well. Thanks! We've recently
> > started using svn:externals in a big way and are starting to see "svn
> > update" fail because svn spawns an ssh child for each svn:external and
> > they "stack up" until the count exhausts the limit of processes that
> > macos lets one user fork (266 by default, I think). I can work around
> > the problem by increasing those limits but that's not a long-term

[snip]

> I know this doesn't help your issue, but it is a possible solution.
> Is there any way you could set up apache and switch to the http
> protocol? My understanding is this issue is isolated to svn+ssh.

I'm seeing similar behavior on Windows with the https:// protocol. It
is leaving network connections open for each svn:external done during
an update until the process terminates. This hangs Windows XP SP3
when you reach 500 svn:externals or so... This also seems related to
issue 1448 too.

Kevin R.

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