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Re: SVN Property Value Size Limit

From: Philip Martin <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:23:12 +0100

'Daniel Shahaf' <danielsh_at_elego.de> writes:

> Matthias Legeler wrote on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:30:32 +0000:
>> 'svn propget --strict svn:mergeinfo ./ ' gets the first 7895 characters
>> 'svn propget --strict svn:mergeinfo URL' gets all 7959 characters
>> yes, 64 characters difference

The Subversion project has svn:mergeinfo of about that size: 5915 bytes
on trunk, 7892 bytes on 1.8.x, 13838 bytes on 1.7.x.

> Interesting, thanks.
> I guess the next step is to look at the response headers. (You can use
> neon-debug-mask if you use neon, or wireshark/tcpdump if you don't use
> SSL.) In particular, whether the response includes the whole property,
> and whether metadata (eg: Content-Length response header) matches the
> response.


I'd suggest tracing the traffic for an empty checkout:

   svn co --depth empty URL

That will reduce the traffic but still include the property. The
property value is tranferred as XML in the body of the response for the
final REPORT request.

Philip Martin | Subversion Committer
WANdisco | Non-Stop Data
Received on 2013-06-28 11:23:57 CEST

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