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[Various] Space issues w/ cvs

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2000-12-23 00:56:59 CET

A user interface issue.

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Date: Fri Dec 22 18:55:37 2000
From: Various
Subject: Space issues w/ cvs

Topics:
   Space issues w/ cvs
   Re: Space issues w/ cvs
   Re: Space issues w/ cvs
   Re: Space issues w/ cvs

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Date: 21 Dec 2000 13:27:39 -0800
From: warrenl@cygnus.com (Warren Levy)
To: [Internal Red Hat engineering list]
Subject: Space issues w/ cvs

Periodically msgs are sent here about disk usage on celeste. Today I was
able to reclaim a fair bit of space on celeste for myself by dealing with
files in my cvs trees of the form .#filename.version_number (e.g.
devo/libjava/.#ChangeLog.1.609). Files like this seem to be just sitting
around in my checked out tree; they're often quite old and refer to out of
date versions.

I don't know what cvs action causes these to be created. If someone
knows, please let us know so we know when to deal with these silent
space-stealers.

At this point I suspect that I'm not the only person to be unaware of
this. For most people it probably isn't an issue, but in the java tree I
work in, some files are half a Mb so multiple versions of these throughout
the tree add up pretty quickly. If this is news to you too (and you're
regularly running up to your disk quota on celeste), take a look for these
files in your checked out trees.
--warrenl

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Date: 21 Dec 2000 13:33:10 -0800
From: spolk@redhat.com (Syd Polk)
To: Warren Levy <warrenl@cygnus.com>, [Internal Red Hat engineering list]
Subject: Re: Space issues w/ cvs
References: spolk@redhat.com (Syd Polk)

At 01:27 PM 12/21/00 -0800, Warren Levy wrote:
>Periodically msgs are sent here about disk usage on celeste. Today I was
>able to reclaim a fair bit of space on celeste for myself by dealing with
>files in my cvs trees of the form .#filename.version_number (e.g.
>devo/libjava/.#ChangeLog.1.609). Files like this seem to be just sitting
>around in my checked out tree; they're often quite old and refer to out of
>date versions.
>
>I don't know what cvs action causes these to be created. If someone
>knows, please let us know so we know when to deal with these silent
>space-stealers.
>
>At this point I suspect that I'm not the only person to be unaware of
>this. For most people it probably isn't an issue, but in the java tree I
>work in, some files are half a Mb so multiple versions of these throughout
>the tree add up pretty quickly. If this is news to you too (and you're
>regularly running up to your disk quota on celeste), take a look for these
>files in your checked out trees.
>--warrenl
>

I know the cvs creates these files when you do something like:

cvs co -jsomebranch1 -jsomebranch2 some_module

but it usually cleans the files up when you do a commit.

Syd Polk spolk@redhat.com
Engineering Manager +1 415 777 9810 x 241
Red Hat, Inc.

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Date: 21 Dec 2000 13:45:22 -0800
From: drepper@redhat.com (Ulrich Drepper)
To: Warren Levy <warrenl@cygnus.com>
Cc: [Internal Red Hat engineering list]
Subject: Re: Space issues w/ cvs

Warren Levy <warrenl@cygnus.com> writes:

> I don't know what cvs action causes these to be created. If someone
> knows, please let us know so we know when to deal with these silent
> space-stealers.

The .#* files are created whenever cvs merges files. I.e., if you
have modified a file and cvs incorporates changes by others in your
copy. Everybody has to keep an eye on these files since (as for
example in the case of ChangeLog) these files can be really large.

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Date: 21 Dec 2000 13:45:45 -0800
From: aoliva@redhat.com (Alexandre Oliva)
To: Warren Levy <warrenl@cygnus.com>
Cc: [Internal Red Hat engineering list]
Subject: Re: Space issues w/ cvs
On Dec 21, 2000, Warren Levy <warrenl@cygnus.com> wrote:
> I don't know what cvs action causes these to be created.
cvs update does, when you have modified the file locally.
Get GNU CVS Utilities (currently available from my home page only,
<URL:http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva>) and run `cvsclean | xargs rm'
-- 
Alexandre Oliva, GCC Team    +55 19 9714-3658
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