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Re: Repository instability

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2004-10-19 03:35:34 CEST

On Monday 18 October 2004 13:41, Eric Gillespie wrote:
> John Szakmeister <john@szakmeister.net> writes:
> > This is FUD.
>
> It is fact.

What's a fact it that's it's difficult to get right, and that it may
involve the use of wrapper scripts. What's a fact is that this sort of
thing is easier to setup with FSFS due to it's design. But BDB is able
to be used in the situation he has described.

> > BDB is just fine when the multiple access methods are set up
> > correctly.
>
> Incorrect. It is clear that Subversion's bdb problems are tied
> to usage patterns in some way, thus some people have trouble and
> some don't. But, there are problems even with correct usage.

I'll freely admit that the number of permissions issues that come up can
be overwhelming. But it doesn't preclude the use of BDB as the backend,
and particularly with.

> > With that said, I have Subversion setup for about 14 developers
> > and have used it for over 2 years with the BDB backend. Not
> > once have I run into any problems like this.
>
> 14, eh? Try 200.

Fantastic! I'm glad it's got such wide spread use at your facility. The
point was that it's being used every day and doesn't break.

-John

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