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Re: To remove or not to remove logfiles? (issue #1615)

From: Thom May <thom_at_planetarytramp.net>
Date: 2003-11-26 19:45:05 CET

* Branko ??ibej (brane@xbc.nu) wrote :
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> >to warrant turning on the space-eating by default?
> >
> >
> Given how much emphasis we put on data safety (remember the famous
> "we're in alpha, but much more stable than many 1.0's!"), I can't see a
> valid reason to turn on log file removal by default. Especially as
> switching it off is as simple as passing --bdb-log-autoermove to
> "svnadmin create". In fact, the argument against automatic log file
> removal is the same as the one against switching off fsyncs by default,
> and we provide --bdb-txn-nosync for that.
(The fact I've snipped the rest of the email is for ease of reading, i agree
with everything in the mail).
We should provide the *option* to auto remove logs, certainly. But it should
never be the default.

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