Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I noticed a slow authentication and browsing on my svn repo. What can I do from the backend to troubleshoot? This is CentOS linux with svn 1.6.9 with fsfs DB.

share|improve this question
What method are you using the serve the repo? – Shane Madden Mar 23 '13 at 21:10

Check where is the bottleneck: CPU, Disk I/O, netowrk, CPU in kernel mode, Interrupts, paging I/O.

For your investigation you can use: top and dstat.

Next step is to profile the application, the network, disk. Use strace -cp <SVN_server_PID>, netperf, iometer/bonnie++.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.