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Re: Node origins cache rewrite

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:27:09 -0500

kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com wrote:
> Possibly. However, we have been VERY happy with FSFS. I'd
> hate to change just for this reason. It would be interesting
> to hear why collabnet still uses BDB, but that would
> belong in a different thread.

No need to spawn a whole thread for a simple answer: when CollabNet started
hosting with Subversion, there was no FSFS. Then there was an FSFS, but it
was brand new and not field tested to the degree that BDB was. Then it was
field tested and found to be on par with BDB's stability, and so now the
CollabNet product can use either back-end. But CollabNet's Operations group
isn't in the habit of changing things without good reason, and actually
finds that due to the peculiarities of the way they run the show, BDB is a
better fit. Besides, BDB's shortcomings are well known at this point,
whereas we still hear today of random seriously lossy corruptions of FSFS
repositories.

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2008-01-25 17:27:21 CET

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