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Re: svn commit: r22957 - trunk/subversion/libsvn_client

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: 2007-01-10 18:54:33 CET

Daniel Rall wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>> Malcolm Rowe wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 09:05:25AM -0800, hwright@tigris.org wrote:
>>>> Log:
>>>> Use a subpool for copy and move operations. If the copy or move fails, and the
>>>> *_as_child flag is set, we try again. By adding this subpool, we make sure
>>>> that the memory from the first try (as well as the second) is cleared.
>>> That's not a typical use of a subpool, unless we have reason to believe
>>> that the setup_copy() operation will allocate a significant amount of
>>> memory.
>> I don't have any figures, and I'm not sure what the threshold is for "a
>> significant amount", but my feeling is that the amount of memory isn't
>> trivial.
>> If this is wrong, though, I'm happy to revert.
> Will setup_copy() allocate a potentially unbounded number of data
> structures (e.g. svn_client_commit_item3_t's)? If so, use of a
> subpool seems reasonable here.

Yes. There are several data structures (depending on the mode) which
could be allocated an unbound number of times.


Received on Wed Jan 10 18:54:44 2007

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