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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 15:43:43 -0400

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 15:26, Justin Johnson <justin_at_honesthacker.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>
> I saw the problem on SP2 as well.
>
> The problem happened with svn.exe, if TortoiseSVN's Status cache preference
> was set to Shell.
>
> I have Symantec Antivirus 10.1.7.7000 installed.

Can you try disabling it? At the very least, tell it to ignore the
.svn directories. I seem to recall that being one of the troublesome
AVs.

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