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From Johan Corveleyn <>
Subject Re: update runs forever
Date Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:17:55 GMT
On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:08 PM, David Aldrich
<> wrote:
>>From: Stefan Hett []
>>> Can you open the Windows task manager while the update seems to be stuck and
check the process information of the svn-update process? Can you determine whether CPU or
disk-access is at 100% during the time? If not, is the process' CPU usage changing (between
0 and 0.1%) or is it completely stuck at 0%?
>>> Do you have the option of checking the server load when this happens? I.e. if
the server is running on Windows, check the task manager of the server-side svn process. Is
that at 100% during the "stuck" update process?
>>> Did you test whether a clean/fresh check out of the branch solves the problem?
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>> Stefan Hett
> Hi Stefan
> Thanks for your reply.  Windows task manager shows 0% cpu for the Windows command processor
running svn update.
> I don't have access to the server at the moment (it runs on Linux and is under corporate
> A colleague tried a fresh checkout with a sparse checkout of branches (immediate directories
only). That ran ok. But an update of a branch, setting depth to infinity, hangs.  Updates
to trunk are ok.
> BR
> David

Maybe the process is fully occupied doing disk or network I/O. In
Windows Task Manager, can you add the columns "I/O read", "I/O write",
"I/O other" and "I/O read bytes", "I/O write bytes", "I/O other bytes"
(via View > Select columns), and check if you see activity there?

Is there anything special about that branch you're trying to update?
Is it specific to that branch, and other branches work fine?

Maybe someone made a mistake with that branch in the repository (e.g.
server-side copied from the wrong level, or perhaps someone created an
infinite recursion of "svn:externals" definitions in there)? See if
you can browse the branch with a repository browser (with TortoiseSVN,
or via 'svn ls $URL' and 'svn proplist -v -R $URL' (for seeing the
svn:externals properties) from the command line) and look for anything
out of the ordinary.


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