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Re: Feature suggestion for read-only access to fsfs repos over http

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-04-10 17:46:47 CEST

On Sat, 2005-04-09 at 18:41, Henrik Thostrup Jensen wrote:
> While I can do all sorts of hackish ways to solve the problem (post-commit
> hook or cron job to produce directories/tarballs/emails) I would like to
> able to do checkout over http and update directly from it. I don't see why
> this should be much different than checking out from a local read-only
> fsfs repo.

Arch does what you want here (it has a virtual
least-common-denominator-filesystem layer, and archive storage goes
through that layer rather than to the filesystem directly), but
Subversion does not.

Part of the problem is that FSFS files are indexed; Subversion does not
read all of an FSFS file at once in order to perform an operation, but
seeks around within them. I'm not sure if HTTP and its various
implementations are good for that. I also suspect that network latency
would kill your performance.

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