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Re: Subversion trunk (r1078338) HTTP(/WC?) performance problems?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:10:43 -0500

On 03/10/2011 03:07 PM, Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> That was an explicit design choice. ra_serf should not be using the
>> REPORT style of query. Those GETs are cachable by local proxy caches,
>> reducing the need to (re)fetch the content over a WAN. The big REPORT
>> response is never cachable.
>
> I think the proxy cache is more theory than reality especially given
> that any site that is SSL will not be cached by a proxy. That said, I
> think the new pristine store offers us abilities in the future to not
> download files we already have in the cache and the Serf style will
> work much better with that concept (which of course is just another
> cache).

I agree with this. We want to preserve the explicit fetch approach that
ra_serf takes now, if only so that we can avoid redundant fetches (a
decision that only the client can reasonably make).

If we get the whole proxy bonus for unencrypted connections someday, too,
great. But I'm not holding my breath...

-- 
C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
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