On 10/21/05, Daniel Berlin <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 19:32 +0100, Philip Martin wrote:
> > Daniel Berlin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > On gcc checkouts, empty prop files with just the word END in them take
> > > up roughly 250 meg of space.
> > That's a known problem, one possible solution is described in
> > notes/wc-improvements. Implementation has got as far as creating a
> > wc-propcaching branch
> I may look into this for 1.4 more hevaily, as i want to further reduce
> our working copy size (yes, i know about maxb's plans, etc :P)
> > > I'm not joking.
> > >
> > > This is simple to fix, however. We just need to start using hash_write2
> > > with a NULL terminator in the wc code, to make them completely empty,
> > > instead of using the old hash_read/hash_write.
> > You are relying on an empty file not allocating a single disk block,
> > yes?
> > > However, this is not backwards compatible with hash_read.
> > >
> > > I would really want to be able to get this into 1.3.x somehow, since
> > > this is a very very big issue for gcc (it takes our working copy size
> > > from 960 meg to 620, while cvs is 340).
> > You might be disappointed, last time I looked at the test gcc
> > repository it used both svn:ignore and svn:eol-style, there was only
> > one item with no properties.
> I follow the "Trust, but verify" model before I produce numbers :)
> checkout from 1.2.x on reiser
> 889556 gcc
> checkout from patched 1.3.x on reiser:
> 641968 gcc
I already have patch sitting in my working copy that removes prop
files if there is no props. I have tested it with trunk. Do you want
try it for compability?
Received on Fri Oct 21 15:54:10 2005