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Re: Transcript of chat between me and Sleeepycat

From: Michael Price <mprice_at_atl.lmco.com>
Date: 2003-02-20 22:51:53 CET

Karl Fogel writes:
> I think we basically knew this. I'm not sure why Subversion has the
> frequent checkpointing right now; the reasons for that are lost in the
> mists of history :-). We all agree it should be done less frequently,
> the main question is whether to still invoke it from within the
> Subversion server, or move it out to a separate script. Since
> checkpointing is only about logfiles vs database files, it isn't (?)
> ever a correctness issue (unless someone removes log files when they
> shouldn't, of course).

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but why not remove the
checkpoint from the source code and let people use the db_checkpoint
utility to decide how often they want it done? Isn't that what the
utility is for? (or am I missing something)

Michael Price Member of the Engineering Staff
Distributed Processing Lab; Lockheed Martin Adv. Tech. Labs
A&E 3W; 1 Federal Street; Camden, NJ 08102
856-338-4021, fax 856-338-4144 email: mprice@atl.lmco.com

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