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Re: Subversion branch deltification policy is more space-hungry than CVS

From: Mark Benedetto King <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2004-05-24 22:40:09 CEST

On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 10:34:26AM -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> "Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> > >> This becomes very visible when people convert from CVS to subversion,
> > >> and their repositories increase significantly in size.
> > >
> > > Are you sure that this is the reason people's repositories are
> > > increasing in overall size?
> >
> > I am sure that it is a major contributing factor. There may be other issues
> > with the same symptom, but this is a real problem.
> Hmmm. I guess I'm surprised. We see repository size increases
> (compared to CVS) even in repositories that don't have a lot of active
> development on branches, or so I thought. I guess I'd want to do some
> careful measuring -- or maybe you have already? What were the stats?

IIUC, even if the branches aren't actively developed, once you've made
changes on a branch those fulltexts live forever, even if you
delete the branch (except on libsvn_fs_fs).


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