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Re: fs-rep-sharing branch

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:32:24 +0200

>>
>> Well, if all you care about is speed, then revert the fsfs rep-sharing
>> code entirely... it makes FSFS strictly less correct and presumably
>> strictly slower, bringing only a space benefit which (for FSFS)
>> appears to not be that large.
>>
> I agree with David: Subversion reliability is much more important than
> speed. Also I do not understand why we so care about disk space for
> repository: disk space is very cheap and become cheaper every day.
> Think that priority list should be:
> - Reliability
> - Speed (CPU/memory usage)
> - Disk space

I agree, but only to the extent that this is not outrageous: I've got
a repository of 27MB (CVS) which explodes to around 500MB (disk use)
in Subversion. When you're trying to sell a system to die hard CVS
users, this becomes a loosing argument: Subversion will probably be
another resource hog, while CVS is really "simple".

BTW: Do we have that many CPU speed problems? I thought our speed
issues are with I/O (at least client side).

Bye,

Erik.

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