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From Dave Huang <>
Subject Re: svn+ssh very slow, but ssh is just fine - difference in socket calls?
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:05:36 GMT
On 10/4/2016 12:26, Karen Pease wrote:
> As it says on the tin, our connections via svn+ssh are painfully slow, 
> yet we can ssh into the server without any delays whatsoever.  A find 
> on the subversion repository likewise whips through without delay, and 
> there's no memory or CPU load on the server when people are 
> connecting.  So all signs point to some sort of connection or 
> authentication delay.
> I ran ssh through strace and compared that to a svn connection through 
> strace.  Here's where things go awry.  First, SSH which works:
> connect(3, {sa_family=AF_INET, sin_port=htons(53), 
> sin_addr=inet_addr("{{Our IP}}")}, 16) = 0

> Now, note the difference on the socket call.  Ssh uses a socket call 
> with SOCK_STREAM / TCP, while svn+ssh uses SOCK_DGRAM|SOCK_NONBLOCK / 
> IP.  Why would it do that?  That doesn't make any sense to me.  How 
> can I change this?

Note the port number on that SOCK_DGRAM socket: 53. That's DNS. Is your 
DNS server working properly? It sounds like it's timing out waiting for 
a response from the DNS server.

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