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From Alexandru Ioan Cucu <ai_c...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Commit failure when doing concurrent commits: "the specified activity does not exist"
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 15:34:23 GMT
Yes, Thought that on the users mailing list there might be someone that might have had this
problem many years ago :)

Thanks


________________________________
 From: Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com>
To: Alexandru Ioan Cucu <ai_cucu@yahoo.com> 
Cc: "users@subversion.apache.org" <users@subversion.apache.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: Commit failure when doing concurrent commits: "the specified activity does not
exist"
 
On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 08:12, Alexandru Ioan Cucu <ai_cucu@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello guys,
>
> I'm running the following configuration:
>
> OS:  Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
> svn: 1.4.6dfsg1-2ubuntu1.3
> apache2: 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.22
> apache2-mpm-prefork: 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.22
>
> And experiencing the following problem:
> When performing simultaneous commits from 5 different stations, some commits
> fail with the following messages (taken from the apache error log):
>
> [Wed Dec 14 09:59:20 2011] [error] [client 10.46.1.21] Could not CHECKOUT
> resource /cp1-svn/!svn/bln/17472.  [409, #0]
> [Wed Dec 14 09:59:20 2011] [error] [client 10.46.1.21] The specified
> activity does not exist.  [409, #190002]
>
> I've been browsing through the 1.4.6 subversion sources and noticed that
> this error message is given when apr_dbm_open or apr_dbm_fetch fail for any
> reason (look in mod_dav_svn/activity.c  --> const char *dav_svn_get_txn) so
> I would assume this is caused by concurrency issues in Berkley DB or in
> APR... (though this is just an assumption...)

Subversion 1.4 is no longer supported (and that has been the case for
a very long time), so unless you're looking to perform your own fix to
the source, the first response you're going to get is "upgrade to a
supported release."
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