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Re: some performance data

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-10 19:17:38 CET

Michael Price <mprice@atl.lmco.com> writes:

> The number of "little" files in the .svn directories does matter if the
> working copy is on a network filesystem.
>
> Subversion has great performance until you start using a working copy
> over something like NFS and then its orders of magnitude slower than
> CVS.
>
> Client-server interaction may be optimized, but I think everyone forgot
> to consider that the "cheap" disk access may not be that cheap under
> real working conditions.
>
> Of course, we are past the point where this can be easily fixed but I
> thought I'd mention it (again).

I think your points here are completely inapplicable to the original
problem, though.

To run 'svn up', the client doesn't have to do *anything* other than
open every .svn/entries file, just to discover the revision of each
file. This is no different than CVS at all.

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