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Re: svnserve.exe (Win32) using 2GB of memory and then crashing?

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 01:23:08 +0200

Chris Tashjian wrote on Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 19:01:53 -0400:
> We've been having this problem for a while now (since late in the 1.5
> releases and now right up thru 1.6.13) and I'm at a loss as to what the
> cause is.
> We have a single repository with approximately 129K revisions.
> SVNServe.exe's memory usage, numerous times a day, spins up to about 2GB
> and then the svn server becomes unresponsive. Clients get:
> svn: Can't connect to host 'svn': No connection could be made
> because the target machine actively refused it.
> When this happens, I have to restart svnserve (sometimes force-killing
> it in task manager first).
> I used to use CollabNet's windows distribution, but recently switched to
> SlikSVN and we're still experiencing the problem. I'm tempted to move
> the server to a 64-bit box and try SlikSVN's 64-bit client, but I feel
> that that may only be a band-aid and we'll start hitting the 4GB wall.
> There's no good logging for SVN, so I can't even seem to dig up an error...

Try 'svnserve --log-file' ?

> Does anyone have any suggestions?

What kind of filesystem does the repository have?

* FSFS or BDB?
* What version of svnadmin created it?
* Have you run 'svnadmin upgrade'?

Does the problem only occur with one backend kind?

> Thanks,
> Chris
Received on 2010-11-05 00:26:12 CET

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