Sysadmin Load Reduction: Subversion Infrastructure

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sat Nov 9 21:07:00 GMT 2019

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 9:32 AM Albert Vaca Cintora
<albertvaka at> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 6:53 PM Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> wrote:
> >
> > Unfortunately Rosetta does not have the necessary free disk space, as
> > the Subversion repository is approximately 80GB these days in size,
> > and operating WebSVN requires a full copy of the Subversion repository
> > locally in order to operate.
> Is this also the case if you run WebSVN next to the SVN server itself
> (ie: on the same machine)? If a single repo copy can be shared by
> WebSVN and the actual SVN server, that would reduce the storage needs.

Running WebSVN on the same machine is not safe for us to do, because
certain requests cause WebSVN to generate a substantial amount of
system load, and have caused out of memory events on systems running
it in the past.

This poses an unacceptable risk to the canonical copy of our
repositories, as well as to Gitlab (which will be hosted on the same
machine as the master Subversion repository)

> Albert


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