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Re: performance after 1.0: less metadata files on client?

From: Mix <mixtim_at_acm.org>
Date: 2002-08-11 19:05:17 CEST

Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>>yesterday we tried to check out our repository via http to a working
>>copy on a windows network drive. the result was not to good: more
>>than 6 hours, compared to 15-20 minutes with source safe.
> That's pretty horrifying, but I'd be leery of drawing many conclusions
> without also testing on a local filesystem on your Windows box. That
> way, you can discount any possible overhead from SMB. It would be
> interesting to see if there's a performance difference between the two.

Well, in many environments the only writable area you have is a network
drive. Checking out from a remote cvs repository and having your working
copy be on an NFS mount isn't that bad. Its horrible with svn because of
those darn .svn directories that hold so much stuff. In this instance
svn is noticably slower than cvs, sometimes painfully slow. So its not
just a windows issue, its a network filesystem issue in general since
svn takes the view that we can just write out whatever we want in a
working copy since "disk space is cheap". Unfortunately network
bandwidth often isn't.


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Received on Sun Aug 11 19:05:18 2002

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