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Re: Subversion & FAT failures

From: Philip Martin <philip_at_codematters.co.uk>
Date: 2005-06-30 00:37:46 CEST

"Peter N. Lundblad" <peter@famlundblad.se> writes:

> My assumption is that only a small nuber of files are modified in the
> typical case. Say my WC have 1000 files and I modified 10. Then I put my
> WC on a FAT memory stick so the timestamps get screwed.

[...]

> It's hot and late and I've many things in my head, so please explain what
> I'm missing:-)

What your missing is that "timestamps get screwed" is not normal
operation as far as I am concerned. As far as I can see, storing the
working file size is likely to be an improvement for anyone using
Subversion in a conventional development environment. The major
implementation difficulty is that the IO abstraction layer hides the
stat() call so the the size information is not readily available where
needed, but that's hardly a showstopper.

-- 
Philip Martin
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