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Subject Re: Is there a 2 GB file size limit in Subversion - Apache? 413 Request Entity Too Large -- Solution
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:55:07 GMT
"Curley, John" <> wrote on 01/11/2011 12:03:46 
> There seems to be a 2 GB file size limit, if you use the default 
> command to commit. We encountered this problem and eventually found 
> the solution.
> This is not a Subversion limit, nor is it an Apache limit.

I believe this is only a limit on windows platforms.  The ra_neon
layer appears to be sending a negative size value in the http header.
Possibly a missing cast in the code.  I never was able to debug
it further.  As you found, using ra_serf (or using ra_neon on most
unix platforms) should work fine.  I've seen 20GB+ commits work.

(It appears the actual limit is the size of the compressed delta of
an individual file needs to be less than 2GB.)

> The default module for accessing the repository is ra_neon. This 
> module (!) has the 2 GB limit. If you specify using ra_serf (serf) 
> instead, that works.
> This is the command line option (from the client):  --config-option 
> servers:global:http-library=serf
> I don't know how to do this in a GUI situation. It took me a LONG 
> time to find this on the web.

You can configure the servers file to specify the use of ra_neon:
(This would actually default all clients to use serf)


Kevin R.

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