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Re: how issue-2897 branch solves reflective merges?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 14:19:38 -0500

On Jan 21, 2008 2:07 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> Mark Phippard wrote:
> >> Node-origins in FSFS can be done by writing a single file for each node-id
> >> which contains the origin value into a 'node-origins' subdirectory. We'd
> >> probably want to shard that in some fashion -- we have around 5000 origins
> >> to store for the Subversion source code repository today.
> >
> > If we have to create an object in the file system for every node in
> > the repository is this potentially a problem waiting to happen? Are
> > we going to be greatly increasing the size of the repository and the
> > demands on the server file system? An svn import of thousands of
> > files would have to create thousands of these items too right?
> Greatly increasing repository size? Not likely. We're talking about a
> mapping of node-ids (a single base36 number) to node-revision-ids (one of
> those dotted triplet thingies).

But suppose minimum file/block size is 4kb. 100k nodes would be 400MB
of disk space added to the repository.

> And yes, an import of 2000 files/dirs would create 2000 of these records.
> But if in the next commit you changed all 2000 of those things and
> committed, no new records would be created -- they only show up for brand
> new lines of history.

I did grok that part. I assume tagging would not create new files either?

> > Do we have an official goal to remove SQLite as a dependency now?
> I'd certainly like to see it happen, but that's just my personal preference.

Concerns about SQLite specifically? Just a desire to avoid
dependencies? If we eventually need to add caches to the repository,
it does not seem like a bad choice.

Mark Phippard
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