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Re: Re-use connection for svn:externals

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 19:59:27 +0200

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:51 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> Ivan Zhakov wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Julian Foad <julian.foad_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Agreed. svn_client_* functions spend a lot time on creating RA
>> connection. My idea was to introduce "connection pool" to hold and
>> reuse RA connections. This pool can be stored in svn_client_ctx_t or
>> in separate object.
> I was about to suggest exactly the same idea, Ivan!  I'd love to have such a
> thing handy with some nice private APIs for locating a connection for use
> (or re-use).
The only problem I see is RA session root relative paths [1], since we
end up with pool of connection for one repository but with different
session root. We may workaround it using convention that svn_client_*
RA sessions always rooted to repository root [2].

> I imagine that anyone who has looked at the merge tracking
> code would see the value here.
Yes, merge tracking code is what I was thinking about.

[1] http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2009-10/0334.shtml
[2] http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2009-10/0315.shtml

Ivan Zhakov
VisualSVN Team
Received on 2010-02-09 19:00:03 CET

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