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From Victor Sudakov <>
Subject Re: "svnadmin load" a huge file
Date Sat, 08 Jan 2011 10:33:40 GMT
Les Mikesell wrote:
> >>I don't think you are hitting some absolute limit in the software here,
> >>just running out of RAM on your particular machine.  Can you do the
> >>conversion on a machine with more RAM?
> >
> >I ran "svnadmin load" on a machine with 1 GB RAM and 25 GB swap (added
> >so much swap specially for the occasion). svnadmin crashed after
> >reaching the SIZE about 2.5 GB.
> >
> >Is 1 GB RAM and 25 GB swap not enough?
> If it is a 32bit OS, you'll most likely hit a per-process limit at 2 or 
> 4 gigs.  Or maybe some quota setting before that.

The more I think about it, the more likely it seems.

Does it mean that on a 32bit OS I am stuck hopelessly? A dump/load
cycle will eventually fail as the repository grows beyond a certain

BTW here are the limits for the svn user:

$ whoami 
$ limits
Resource limits (current):
  cputime              infinity secs
  filesize             infinity kB
  datasize               524288 kB
  stacksize               65536 kB
  coredumpsize         infinity kB
  memoryuse            infinity kB
  memorylocked         infinity kB
  maxprocesses             5547
  openfiles               11095
  sbsize               infinity bytes
  vmemoryuse           infinity kB
  pseudo-terminals     infinity
  swapuse              infinity kB
$ uname -srm
FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p2 i386

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN

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