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Re: Update and Status in large working copy causes Windows to hang

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:06:36 -0500

On Oct 23, 2009, at 11:32, Justin Johnson wrote:

> I am running Windows XP SP3 with Subversion and TortoiseSVN 1.6.6
> and have 2 GB of RAM with nothing else running during the
> operations. The problem below has also been seen in 1.6.3 and I've
> heard reports from users I support that they've seen this in 1.5.x.
>
> For sufficiently large working copies (1.2 GB, not sure what the cut
> off is though) when performing update or status operations from the
> top level of the working copy, Windows Explorer locks up and stops
> refreshing windows or responding at all. This usually leads to
> errors in the actual Subversion operation, saying there aren't
> enough resources to complete the operation. Sometimes my VPN client
> disconnects part way through. For these large working copies I can
> usually reproduce the error with one or two updates in a row.
>
> Sometimes I can clear it up by killing Windows Explorer and letting
> it automatically reload.
>
> Has anyone else seen issues like this? Is this a memory leak?

Subversion itself has nothing to do with Windows Explorer.
TortoiseSVN, being a windows shell extension, of course does, so I
think you should talk to the developers of TortoiseSVN about this on
their mailing list.

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