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Re: permanent solution for deltification problem (issue #1601)

From: mark benedetto king <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2003-11-15 14:33:03 CET

On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 01:03:38PM +0000, Mukund wrote:
>
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 12:03:46AM -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > Our "solution" was to take deltification out of the internal commit
> > process, make it available as the command 'svnadmin deltify', and
> > recommend it in the 'hooks/post-commit.tmpl' file that appears in
> > newly-created repositories. Further research by Mike Pilato confirmed
> > that running deltification on each commit, at the time the commit
> > happens, achieves better space savings than deltifying later.
>
> Why does deltifying later achieve lesser space savings? Isn't the same
> approach used, i.e., delta against committed contents?
>

BDB does't usually reclaim the space even though the records are
smaller.

--ben

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