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Re: SVN dumps much bigger than CVS repository

From: Gareth McCaughan <gareth.mccaughan_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2003-07-10 01:44:17 CEST

On Thursday 10 July 2003 12:31 am, Tobias Ringström wrote:

> But sometimes a svn repository is a lot larger. I converted a CVS
> repository contraining only 2 files. Both files are uncompressed tar
> files at around 2 MiB each. The repository has 90 revisions. The
> relevant sizes are:
> The SVN repository is almost three times the size of the CVS repository.
> The main contribution is the strings db which is 58 MiB.
> Is this normal? I though SVN would beat CVS, especially for binary files
> such as these, not lose by a factor of three.

Uncompressed tarfiles, if their contents are mostly text,
are "not very binary", so to speak, and CVS's diff-based
approach will work quite well for them. So it's not surprising
that CVS performs adequately here.

It's a shame Subversion does so much worse, though.
<ignorant>Could the fact that it's a cvs2svn conversion
be relevant?</ignorant>

Gareth McCaughan
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