We have a major performance problem with the checkouts on our build agents. The checkout on the build agents takes approx. 10 times longer than a plain subversion checkout on a build agent using the subversion command line interface.
We are using the following configuration:
TeamCity 3.1.1 Enterprise Edition running on a 32 bit Ubuntu Linux system (currently with hsqldb)
15 build agents running on 64 bit Ubuntu Linux systems
Subversion server 1.3.x
Subversion via "svn+ssh", authorization using user + password
Checkout mode: "on agent"