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Re: Errors while checking out large directory

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 08:44:44 -0500

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 15:16, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've found several references to this problem via Google & the list
>> archives, but never any answers.
>> When checking out from *some* clients (one in particular), I get the
>> following errors in my Apache error log on a regular basis:
>> [Fri Jan 15 12:33:57 2010] [error] [client IP] Provider encountered an
>> error while streaming a REPORT response.  [500, #0]
>> [Fri Jan 15 12:33:57 2010] [error] [client IP] A failure occurred
>> while driving the update report editor  [500, #190004]
>> My SVN server is CollabNet's distribution of 1.5.2 running on Windows
>> 2003 with the default configuration of Apache that's included.
> This is usually an issue with the client where it is not responding
> fast enough and the server thinks the connection has been dropped.
> For example, the client can spend so long writing the working copy
> that the server thinks it dropped.
> http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#secure-connection-truncated
> There is a timeout in the httpd.conf you can set to make the server
> wait longer.  I do not recall what it is off the top of my head.
> I think if you changed the client to use Serf instead of Neon you
> would also avoid this problem.  Neon does this all as one giant HTTP
> request, where as Serf breaks it up into lots of smaller GET requests.
>  So I do not think Serf would likely timeout.
> You should be able to just edit the %AppData%\Subversion\servers file
> on the client to tell it to use Serf over Neon (assuming your binaries
> support it).
> [global]
> http-library = serf
> If Anthill uses SVNKit then I am not sure what you can do other than
> increase the timeout on the server.

I'll experiment some with the client config this morning, thanks.

I'm not presently capturing User-Agent in my httpd logs - if I was,
would that help me identify whether a client is using Serf or Neon?
Received on 2010-01-18 14:45:21 CET

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