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Re: revprop packing: why aren't _all_ revprops packed?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:10:31 -0400

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org> wrote:
> [kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com]
>> I would love to have revprop packing, but not at the cost of
>> potentially disabling the use of traditional backup software.
>> Is there a way to disable fsfs revprop packing, or at least have
>> it function in an atomic way like the regular rev packing?
> Hijacking the thread to veer _slightly_ off topic:
> Why is revprop packing an explicit 'svnadmin pack' operation?  If we
> agree to put revprops in sqlite, why not do that from the start?  Just
> open the shard-specific sqlite file, creating it if necessary, and
> write the new set of revprops there.  No distinction between packed and
> unpacked revprops, no 'min-unpacked-revprop' file.
> Was there a good reason not to do it that way?

Wouldn't the concerns that Kevin has raised kick in if we did this?
Basically you could not do a safe backup of a repository because if a
commit happens during the backup we will be writing to the SQLite

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-07-01 15:19:25 CEST

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