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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-26 19:54:14 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> > The question is, which way should be the default -- keep the logfiles,
> > or throw them out? (It will be configurable, of course; this is only
> > about choosing a default.)
>
> Well, three people have already disagreed with me, but: I strongly feel
> that the default should be to throw them out. It's Just Not Okay to
> have a repository which, by default, grows on read-only operations and
> also gets no benefit from deltification.

Now I'm really starting to waver, after seeing MBK's data points, and
Greg's point about read-only operations & deltification. Especially
about the read-only operations. I mean, sheesh.

The most convincing reason to keep the logs, IMHO, is that Subversion
is still immature, and there there might be some repository-corrupting
bug latent somewhere in the fs code. I still assumed that someday
we'd switch to tossing logs as the default; the issue was more about
when do we feel secure enough to do that...

But maybe today is that day?

(90% of the patch Brane is working on will be the same whichever
default we choose, so this discussion can continue while he codes.)

-Karl, a.k.a. Mr. Which Way Is The Wind Blowing Today

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