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Re: Diffy Storage

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-12-08 01:36:12 CET

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KRONSTORFER Horst wrote:
> hi!
>
> http://subversion.tigris.org/files/documents/15/17/svn-design.html#Diffy%20Storage
>
> "... It doesn't make complete copies of nodes; instead, it stores the
> _latest_
> revision as a full text, and previous revisions as a succession of reverse
> diffs ..."
>
>
> a quick look into db/revs of one of my fsfs repositories showed, that the
> _latest_ db file does not contain full text, so i wonder if i'm getting
> something wrong here.
>
> could someone please explain 'diffy storage' more in-depth?

The design document is referring to the BDB backend. (Which was the only
one conceived of when the design document was written. That design
document is very old and quite out of date.)

Max.
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