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Re: extreme svn slowdown due to X-forwarding timeouts

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 18:19:32 -0500

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 4:27 AM, pjaytycy <pieterjan.busschaert_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> we recently upgraded svn on our remote build server from 1.5 to 1.6.
> This caused a drastic reduction in speed:
> user_at_server:~$ time svn log -l 25 -q https://<repo>
> [… snip …]
> real    0m22.745s
> user    0m0.192s
> sys     0m0.048s
> After some debugging, we found the cause to be entirely on my windows
> pc, not related to the linux server:
> => I log in with putty over SSH and had X-forwarding turned on
> => I did not have an X-server running on my windows pc
> The combination of these 2 made command-line svn on the linux server
> extremely slow. I think this is due to the gnome/kde keyring
> integration which is new in 1.6
> So, to solve this: either run xming before starting putty, or turn off
> X-forwarding in putty.

Or switch to NX, from www.nomachine.com. I'm extremely happy with it
for well-managed X sessions, especially Xterm, optimized for low
bandwidth remote links.
Received on 2010-12-07 00:20:11 CET

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