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Re: How to run tests in a RAM disk on Windows?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 08:57:55 -0400

I have spent time on this and got it working. The performance speedup
was pretty minimal though. Windows does not come with a RAM disk
driver so you have to get something third party. Maybe they are not
high quality?

I am on Vista which makes this a little easier to setup because it has
a "mklink" command that lets you create a symbolic link, just as you
can on Unix. I setup a RAM disk and formatted it as NTFS. This is
important because FAT32 has a two-second timestamp resolution on files
and the test suite will slow itself down to accommodate that.

I then create a "tests" folder on the RAM disk and use the mklink
command to make a symbolic link from svn-tests-work to this folder. I
also pointed TEMP and TMP to the RAM disk.

It definitely works, but the speedup was just a couple minutes over
the entire test run.

On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 9:30 PM, HuiHuang<yellow.flying_at_yahoo.com.cn> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I have read http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2003-02/0068.shtml about
> how to run in a RAM disk on Linux. Anybody know how to do the same
> thing on Windows? It is really time consuming to run all the tests.
> Thank you~
> Huihuang
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Mark Phippard
Received on 2009-08-10 14:58:13 CEST

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