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After migrating the CollabNet SVN server to Windows Server 2012 (Apache/2.2.26 (Win32) - SVN/1.8.5) the TortoiseSVN repository browser (TortoiseSVN 1.7.13) kills the Apache process on the server when I open a folder which contains more than 1000 files.

Repo browser error message:

PROPFIND of '/svn/...': Could not read chunk size: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.

On the server the apache service is crashed with this log entry:

[crit] Parent: child process exited with status 3 -- Aborting.

No more related entries in the log file (httpd\logs\error.log) or event viewer. The crash happens immediately, not a timeout issue. I can checkout / display the folder via web browser without crashing the server.

Any ideas? Should I increase some limits in the apache configuration?

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It's an out-of-memory issue and not related to TortoiseSVN repository browser. The svn command killed the Apache process too:

svn ls --depth=infinity -v http://...

The command increases the virtual memory usage of the httpd process up to 1.7 GB and crash the service. I will install the 64bit version of the svn server and talk to the developer to decrease the numbers of generated files in one folder.

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