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RE: Disk/Memory Consumption of SVN

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-02-01 20:01:30 CET

I'll take a look at the mem consumption. That is, I'll try to find
out if we get a big difference with the pools hi free patch.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kirby C. Bohling [mailto:kbohling@birddog.com]
> Sent: 01 February 2002 19:47
> To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Disk/Memory Consumption of SVN
> SubVersionists,
> I am currently interested in replacing CVS. I have evaluated several
> different source repositories. SVN is very interesting, and looks like
> a candidate for my replacement (I will wait for it to be finished of
> course).
> So in the interest of tinkering with it, I took my current CVS
> repository and checked out about 9 months worth of install tags (think
> 230 revisions). The source code is roughly 10-12MB. I did an export
> from CVS, checked into SVN then exported out successive versions of CVS
> did a diff, applied the patch and SVN checked in the result. Once I got
> this up and running then I could play with it to my hearts content with
> a real amount of data in it.
> I have two concerns to point out. I have searched the archives for
> similar things, but I have yet to find them. One is that the same
> repository in CVS takes about 130MB of disk space, and has 2 years worth
> of revisions. The SVN was at 1.3GB when I completely ran the filesystem
> out of space and had 8-9 months and was missing several of the huge
> files from early in the CVS tree that had been removed. The second is
> while check in's take a lot of memory, check outs take more. I have
> roughly 300MB of VM on my linux machine, and I literally couldn't check
> out trees that I had used for a year in CVS. The directory had 1000
> 5-10K files that I was using as data for a regression test. I can give
> you as much or as little information as you want if this is a new issue.
> I probably can't give you the real data (NDA's are like that *grin*).
> I think SVN has a serious shot at being a CVS killer, and addressing
> these two issues will go a long way with me to getting me to switch when
> SVN is ready for prime time. I was unsure if I should present them here
> or put them in as bugs/features. My apologies if I choose poorly.
> Thanks,
> Kirby
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