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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 16:34:31 -0400

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 16:26, Justin Johnson <justin_at_honesthacker.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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.
>
> There's no chance that will happen where I work.  I've tried to have that
> conversation, but it went nowhere.

So what you're saying is that policy is impeding you from doing your
job. Policy isn't supposed to get in the way, it's supposed to make
sure everything's done right without putting up unnecessary
roadblocks.

At the very least, you need to test it somehow to prove this theory.
If you can document that the current configuration is in fact impeding
your work, you'll have a lot more chance of making the change happen.
Can you get a system that's nearly identical to yours, but without AV,
to test on?

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