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

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 15:19:41 -0400

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:32, Justin Johnson <justin_at_honesthacker.com> 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?

I have a couple WCs in that size range (including the .svn
directories) and haven't seen this with 1.6.x versions of SVN & TSVN.

I'm running XP SP2, not SP3, I don't know if that might be the
difference. Laptop, 2GB RAM, 7200 RPM drive, lots of other stuff
running.

What antivirus are you using? They often treat command-line programs
(svn.exe) differently from GUI apps (TSVN and its related utilities),
which could be part of the issue.

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