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Re: The cost of svn_io_get_dirents2 and early error messages

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-11-11 19:59:21 CET

On Fri, 2005-11-11 at 12:19 -0500, Daniel Berlin wrote:
> Is it worth the expense of stat'ing every file on every update on some
> common file systems, just to issue an error message *early* about an
> incredibly uncommon case that issues an error message anyway?

I agree with you; stat'ing every entry is too much of a cost for this.

On a somewhat orthogonal note, the error mesage "Working copy 'foo' is
missing or not locked" is, in my view, a bug any time the user sees it.
(The kind of "locks" referred to are internal wc locks which only
concern the user when they have to do "svn cleanup" to *remove* them; it
is never the user's responsibility to make them happen.) So to the
extent that we get those messages now or would get them more often
without the stat calls, we have bugs to fix.

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