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Re: Memory comsumption of svn

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-02-28 17:00:48 CET

On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 10:48:24AM -0500, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 04:45:38PM +0100, Ollivier Robert wrote:
> > [ I'm now on the list ]
> >
> > According to Ben Collins:
> > > Heh, 2gig file limits are way old problems for Linux :) I know it is
> > > still a concern on WinNT 4, and Win9[58] (maybe 2000 aswell?).
> >
> > Any idea on memory consumption ? Some of the threads I've read in the
> > archive is related to 0.8 and I'm using 0.9rc2. I can import some of my
> > other modules in svn to do tests but I thought using the FreeBSD repo would
> > be a good test, being more than 7 years old and having something like
> > 75-80k revisions (svn terminology here).
> There have been some fixes for memory use problems in 'svn import'
> since 0.9 was released. If you could retry this with a current
> version of Subversion, and tell us if it still happens, that would be
> much appreciated.
Actually, I think the biggest improvement so far is Greg's dup key patch,
which hasn't been committed yet. So maybe also try applying that patch.

(With the streamy writes that Mike did, it seems that BDB itself stil buffers
the entire record in memory, so there wasn't as much memory improvement as was

Kevin Pilch-Bisson                    http://www.pilch-bisson.net
     "Historically speaking, the presences of wheels in Unix
     has never precluded their reinvention." - Larry Wall

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