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Re: performance enhancement by working copy svn server

From: eg <egoots_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:09:03 -0700

David Glasser wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Benjamin Smith-Mannschott
> <bsmith.occs_at_gmail.com> wrote:

>> It seems to me that Mercurial to compensate for the performance issues
>> that SVN's working copy format so successfully demonstrates.
> Yes, the revlog format is designed to deal with the performance issues
> of stitching together a bunch of deltas with as few seeks as possible.
> This is similar to issues that Subversion faces on the server.
> It has nothing to do with efficiently locating changed files in the
> user's working tree.

ah, right... with all the talk of svn server, and centralized metadata
improvements, file seeks, etc.. I guess I was barking up the wrong tree.
Sorry for the noise.

Probably something like the following is more relevant to see what
machinations other vcs's go through to try and attain efficiency
(without resorting to "svn edit" type modes):


(note: I'm not suggesting this as a specific solution in any way...)

I am hoping that the wc-ng improvements are such that this "svn edit"
option isn't really necessary to use except for very large scale cases

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