svn server problems

Tim Kientzle tim at
Sun Mar 8 05:44:41 UTC 2015

> On Mar 7, 2015, at 12:53 PM, Brett Wynkoop <freebsd-arm at> wrote:
> Greeting-
> So I have been trying since last night to svn up my source tree on the
> BBone with no luck.  It seems to never complete and instead produces
> the following error:
> A    sys/gnu/dts/arm/zynq-zc702.dts
> A    sys/gnu/dts/arm/imx31-bug.dts
> A    sys/gnu/dts/arm/ste-href-ab8500.dtsi
> svn: E120108: Error retrieving REPORT: The server unexpectedly closed
> the connection.
> Is anyone else seeing this issue?

Back when I did regular native build worlds, I saw this
quite regularly.  I was always able to eventually complete
an update, but it sometimes took many many iterations of:

   svnlite cleanup && svnlite up

before it could complete.

I suspect this is an artifact of SD performance:  SVN
tries to keep a network connection open while its updating
files locally and this leads to server timeouts.

I had better luck using git.  I think its update strategy
does not require keeping a network connection open
for such long periods of time.


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