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Re: svn client 1.8.1: Tries to log-in forever, hammering the server, eating memory and cpu

From: Elias Gerber <eg_at_viscomvisual.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:41:00 +0200

On 08.08.2013 10:36, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 08, 2013 at 10:18:42AM +0200, Elias Gerber wrote:
>> Since svn 1.8.x we experience the following:
>> Clients that are part of the domain can log in without any problems.
>> Clients that are not part of the domain try to log-in forever using
>> the local account. The server rejects those credentials - it only
>> knows about domain-users, not about local users. The client does not
>> stop to log in then, but tries forever: At the server we see
>> thousands of rejected log-in requests, at the client we see that it
>> uses one core of the cpu 100% and eats more and more memory and
>> never (? - I killed it when it reached more than one Gigabyte of
>> memory) stops.
> My guess would be this issue in serf:
> http://code.google.com/p/serf/issues/detail?id=77
>
> The 1.7 client uses neon instead of serf and optionally supports serf,
> but not many people used serf with 1.7 clients.
> Support for neon has been removed as of 1.8. The serf developers are
> working hard on issues that pop up now that people are actually using it.
>
> Please use 1.7 clients for now if this is a show stopper for you,
> and upgrade to a fixed version of serf once it is released.
> You don't need to upgrade Subversion itself for this fix.

Thank you. That matches exactly our problem.
We will watch out for updates (we actually use TortoiseSVN, I just used
svn.exe to test things to ensure its not a TortoiseSVN problem).

Elias
Received on 2013-08-08 10:41:38 CEST

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