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Re: SVN 1.6: What is the maximum size for a commit?

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:54:53 -0500

CHAZAL Julien <JULIEN.CHAZAL_at_atos.net> wrote on 09/07/2012 10:12:32 AM:
> I manage a Subversion server (SVN 1.6.9, FSFS storage mode, set up
> on a Linux Suse Enterprise Edition) and I usually encounter a
> problem when my users commit a set of folders which the size is morethan
4 GB.
> The error message that appears is "Revision file lacks trailing new
> line" (obtained with TortoiseSvn client, with https protocol). I
> know how to resolve this issue, but I wonder why Subversion doesn't
> allow commits greater than 4 GB.
> So, is there somebody that knows the size limit for a commit? Is it
> due to HTTPS protocol or due to Subversion 1.6?

The largest single commit I have seen is slightly over 53GB in size. Not
sure what the exact 1.6 version was used at the time. The server is a
Solaris machine. I believe a Linux client was used.

I would recommend keeping commits smaller in size, but large commits are

Kevin R.
Received on 2012-09-07 17:55:28 CEST

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