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Re: Why continue to maintain both file systems?

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-05-04 21:42:43 CEST

"Irvine, Chuck R [EQ]" <Chuck.R.Irvine@Embarq.com> writes:
> My impression is that more and more the preferred SVN filesystem is
> FSFS. Are there any plans to eventually drop support for the DB based
> filesystem? This would have two benefits. First, developer hours
> wouldn't be spent on what is essentially duplicated functionality.
> Secondly, new functionality wouldn't have to be implemented in both
> places, i.e. both filesystem backends.
>
> Just curious....

We won't drop any back ends before 2.0, for compatibility reasons
(note also that some large repositories use BDB, although I have no
reason to believe they'd have problems with FSFS). When we get to
2.0, we might rewrite the entire storage system, to something
different from both BDB nor FSFS.

-Karl

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