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Re: Re-use connection for svn:externals

From: Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:09:43 +0000

On Mon, 2010-02-08, Phillip Hellewell wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is related to issue 1448 or not (it's kinda like the
> opposite of 1448 actually), but I use externals extensively and doing an
> update is slow. It appears to be creating a new connection for each
> external even though it's the same repository on the same server. Each
> connection takes about 3 seconds to make.
> I have a large project (over 10,000 files) that takes about 10 seconds to do
> an update (with no externals). Then I have a sibling folder that acts as a
> "module" to provide a limited view of the project by using relative
> externals to about a dozen subdirs of the project. This "module" folder
> takes 40 seconds to do an update. So it takes longer to update this
> "module" folder even though it only contains a subset of the project! Even
> individual file externals take 3 seconds each to update.
> Since all the externals are relative, they are to the same repository on the
> same server, so can't we re-use existing connection?

Yes, that would be a good enhancement.

There are several places where the client should/could re-use a
connection. During a multi-target update command like "svn up a b c" is
another example.

Would you, or anyone you know, be interested in working on it? I would
be glad to give you some help and guidance.

- Julian
Received on 2010-02-09 18:10:22 CET

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