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Re: Auto-merging without ancestry checks

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2005-02-27 22:21:09 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> Although Eric has fixed the auto-merge memory leaks in FSFS (his
> change will need to be back-ported to BDB), doing multiple complete
> predecessor walks in a repository like kde-i18n is prohibitively slow.
> I'm not prepared to rewrite the auto-merging code.

Since the fix you propose is more involved than either of us care
to take on at the moment, do you mind if i go ahead and commit
the pools usage fix?

As for being prohibitively slow, we have 27,000 revisions of a
70,000 file tree, and the auto-merge only takes a few seconds
after my change. Sure, it could be better, but this is a MAJOR
improvement over spinning for nearly a minute and then dumping
core, as it does today.

I also want to nominate this for 1.1.x.

(And no, i haven't forgotten about my Darwin DSO patch, i'll
commit that soon).

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org

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