SVN 1.8 timeout fix
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:43:52 +0000
We just upgraded from Subversion 1.7 to 1.8 and almost immediately began getting timeouts checking out larger repositories. The Tortoise file transfer rate would quickly diminish to 0 and eventually return an error. The subversion command client would terminate with "svn E175012 Connection timed out." I found several reports from other who encountered the same thing, but there were no solutions offered. Some people said they simply reverted back to 1.7.
I monitored the network traffic and saw the tcp connections were opened and remained in the FIN_WAIT_2 state. http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/misc/fin_wait_2.html suggests a client side bug and to set KeepAlive Off if you're unable to make mods to your client.
Setting KeepAlive Off on my apache server fixed the issue.
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