ERROR on Rails Subversion repository

Hi all,

I'm having a problem with Rails' Subversion server.

Attempts to mirror/synchronize Rails Subversion or simply doing this:

svn log -v

svn: REPORT request failed on '/rails/!svn/bc/7513/trunk'
svn: REPORT of '/rails/!svn/bc/7513/trunk': Response exceeded maximum number of header fields. (

svn --version

svn, version 1.4.3 (r23084)
   compiled Mar 28 2007, 22:48:32

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The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_dav : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV (DeltaV) protocol.
  - handles 'http' scheme
  - handles 'https' scheme
* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
  - handles 'svn' scheme
* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
  - handles 'file' scheme

Resulted in the above error.

Is this a known problem? This error is reproducible on any system.

Thank you.

Umm … try it with “–limit N”. Otherwise you’ll be requesting the
whole svn log of Rails trunk, verbosely. I don’t know how the Apache svn_dav module uses HTTP headers, but with such huge data you’re bound to have “something exceeded maximum something” errors.