[p4] Perforce server lockup problem

Ruaridh Hutchison ruaridh at scotstonhill.com
Tue Mar 8 00:46:11 PST 2005


You have probably already ruled this out.but do you have any submit triggers
active?
 
Cheers,
 
Ruaridh
 
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From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
[mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Erik Johnson
Sent: 07 March 2005 19:22
To: perforce-user at perforce.com
Subject: [p4] Perforce server lockup problem
 
I'll try and give as much data on our setup, along with the problem we've
been having. I haven't gotten any really crisp leads from Perforce support
on this problem. Maybe someone else has already solved it.
 
We're running our Perforce server on Windows 2003 server on a machine with
2GB RAM, a RAID 5 disk subsystem with 7200RPM SATA drives, and a single
3.GHz HT processor. We're running server version P4D/NTX86/2004.2/73359
(2004/12/27).
 
Our general workflow (and the one that tends to generate the problem) is
that we have a main branch that few people directly work on, with personal
branches off of it that individual developers integrate into. There are
roughly 20 developers integrating roughly 5,000 lines of code a day.
Unfortunately, we changed a couple of variables at once when the problem
started happening (upgraded server software, server hardware), so I can't
reasonably point to a specific root cause.
 
When a developer is merging from their personal branch into our main
codeline, we're seeing total database lockup, and constant reads on the
server (viewed via Windows perfmon). This means that all other users on the
system cannot sync, integrate, checkout, checkin, etc. The condition
generally takes around 15 minutes to clear, and then things all go back to
normal. CPU and RAM usage on the system is all nominal, and while the reads
on the disk subsystem are constant, they are not within 1/3 of the observed
peak read throughput.
 
Has anyone else seen behavior like this? It appears that the database is
being read table by table for some reason.
 
 
 
 
 
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