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Re: Poor performance in windows. Switching back to CVS

From: Dmitri Colebatch <dim_at_colebatch.com>
Date: 2007-02-07 13:02:17 CET

Do you guys tag at all? We've recently migrated a 16000 odd file
repository and have certainly found that some operations are slower,
but the tagging speed of svn compared to cvs is something that would
definately stop me from switching back (o:

On 2/7/07, Joaquim Oliveira <joaquim.oliveira@atlantico.com.br> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Our team tried svn for 4 months, but we're switching back to CVS due to
> performance problems. Our project is a huge java one: its structure has
> 10323 files and 2420 directories (117 MB). We made some tests using a
> variety of tools:
> - Eclipse 3.2 + Subclipse 1.1.9
> - Eclipse 3.2 + Subversive 1.0.0 rc4
> - Tortoise svn 1.4.1-7992
> - Eclipse 3.2 + internal CVS support
> - Tortoise CVS 1.8.30
>
> SVN access was made using svn:// protocol. CVS was faster in all
> situations. Most of then, it is twice faster. For example, an update in
> working copy root folder was about 20% faster in CVS.
> We noticed that SVN creates more administrative files and directories
> than CVS. The checkout size is:
> - CVS: 24849 files, 4841 folders. Disk usage: 164 MB
> - SVN: 27450 files, 22319 folders (!). Disk usage: 261 MB
>
> I searched the mail list archives, but couldn't find a solution for
> this. I found something about "the NTFS file system does not perform
> well when you have a large number of small files", but we need to
> develop in Windows, so adopting Linux/Ext3 is not an option. I've
> already seen these messages:
> - http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-04/1557.shtml
> -http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2005-04/1695.shtml
>
> We already tried disabling anti-virus software and upgrading to the
> latest version of the server (1.4.x) and plugins, but nothing worked.
> Developers complain a lot about this and, although SVN features are
> really better, a fast development environment is a must to our team.
>
> Is there any way to improve SVN performance? What are the most common
> bottlenecks?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> --
> --
>
>
> Joaquim Oliveira, MSc
>
>
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