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Re: [PATCH] Remove .svn/README.txt

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-05 23:35:26 CET

kfogel@collab.net writes:

> Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> writes:
>> My long term plan is to merge format and entries so that only one file
>> need be read, reducing the load on the physical filesystem. Removing
>> README.txt is mostly cosmetic.
>> > Me too. Having a README.txt that explains what the .svn directory is
>> > for is a good thing.
>> I'm not convinced README.txt is useful.
> Since it never gets opened, is it really a load?
> I'm not necessarily against the simplification plan, just want to know
> what the gain is here.

Removing README.txt is mostly cosmetic. It causes no load for most
Subversion operations, obviously there is a small (quite possibly
insignificant) load on checkout/remove. There is also a small load on
any other applications that traverse the working copy. Removing
README.txt gives a 1% reduction in disk usage on Subversion trunk

$ du -ks ../svn
68102 ../svn
$ find ../svn -name README.txt | xargs rm
67430 ../svn
$ echo 67430/68102*100 | bc -l

Philip Martin
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Received on Fri Nov 5 23:35:59 2004

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