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Re: Lots of files

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-11-05 06:38:02 CET

On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 09:24:22PM +0100, Nicklas Norling wrote:
> But still, the enormous amount of files and directories imposed by svn
> on the WC appears rather steep to me. Are there any thoughts on doing
> some redesign of this system to further improve performance? Over 200
> MB wasted space, an additional 6 times the number of files and 11
> times the number of folders doesn't scale well with tools etc.

Well I think calling it wasted space is a bit harsh. It does serve a
purpose. You should also compare the time of doing a diff with CVS.
And with svn revert vs cvs update -C. Both of those operations will
have significant speed improvements over CVS that is gained because of
that disk space.

That said. There has been some discussion about having the ability to
disable the text base. But don't expect it to happen soon. The working
copy code is terribly complex and all over the place assumes that the
text base exists. So the general consensus has been that this won't
happen until 2.0 when we're likely to do a redesign on the wc.

As far as your comment about not scaling well with tools. Why don't you
just configure your tools to ignore the .svn folders and not decend into
them? It'll avoid the scalability problems with the exception of the
actual disk space usage.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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