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Logging periodical thread dumps is a built in feature of SmartSVN to track well reproducible, pervasive performance problems. To investigate a problem using periodical thread dumps, do the following:

  • While SmartSVN is running, locate the settings directory: invoke Help|About SmartSVN and check the Information page for the settings directory (Settings Path).
  • Shutdown SmartSVN (use Project|Exit and afterwards make sure that no more SmartSVN process is running).
  • In the settings directory, open (create this file if necessary) and add following line to enable the Debug menu:
  • Remove all log.txt.* files from the settings directory.
  • Startup SmartSVN.

Now, if the slow operation is not locking the GUI (so you can still invoke menu items):

    • Trigger the slow operation.
    • Invoke Debug|Create Periodical Thread Dumps.

Otherwise, if the slow operation is blocking the GUI, perform these steps in the reverse order:

    • Invoke Debug|Create Periodical Thread Dumps.
    • Trigger the slow operation.


  • After at least 10 seconds, shutdown SmartSVN again.
  • Compress all log.txt.* files from the settings directory as a zip or tar/gzip archive and send this archive, as well as a short description of how to reproduce the problem, to [email protected].
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