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"svnadmin dump" run as Windows service killed by user logoff event

From: Nicolas Hannebicque <nhannebicque_at_cofisun.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 06:04:46 -0800 (PST)


In my company, we use a homemade Windows service to launch processes on remote servers (one service per server). A central scheduling program connects to the remote service and then fires jobs on the machine.

This way, backup of our SVN repository is scheduled and the command "svnadmin.exe dump D:\SVN_repos > D:\SVN_backups\myfile.dmp" is launched through this Windows service.

Yesterday, while testing and stressing this solution, I noticed svnadmin.exe has been killed during its dump when I was logging off the server ("2010-01-05 16:23:12,682 TRACE [Service] svnadmin: Caught signal" in the log). After searching a bit on my favourite search engine, I realized that, on Windows, every process (even services!) receives a CTRL_LOGOFF_EVENT, and if this signal is not caught by the program, process is killed.

Did you run into such a situation? If yes how did you make it work? If no, don't you think I should file an issue? I could suggest be add a parameter to svnadmin to reduce OS signals usage [like -Xrs flag for several JVMs].

Thanks in advance for your help,



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