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Re: Can svn_fs_copy() copy from txn nodes in the same txn?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-11-08 14:57:45 CET

Ph. Marek wrote:
> But what issue 2286 is about, is to store identical files only once in the
> repository. Whether the repository layer itself find the identity-ness (eg.
> by MD5 lookup), or whether the client send some kind of "svn:link"="rev:file"
> on commit, to achieve data linking (and space savings), is to be discussed.
> Sure, that's not strictly necessary for a versioning system - but it might
> save an appreciable amount of space, even for sourcecode-only repositories.
> And it gets more important if you keep 2GB videos instead of 20kB textfiles.


Agreed: anything we can do to improve the storage footprint without
sacrificing version control functionality would be wonderful and to the
benefit of all.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Thu Nov 8 15:01:43 2007

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