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RE: Significant checkout performance degradation between 1.6.1 and 1.7b2

From: Ketting, Michael <michael.ketting_at_rubicon.eu>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:13:14 +0000

Bert, you can access the repository here, in case you want to take a closer look: https://svn.re-motion.org/svn/Remotion/trunk/

> What about svn:needs-lock?
No, don't have any locked files.

> svn:eol-style
Never heard of that one before. No, I've never set it. And as far as I know, it's not set in the other repositories, either.

> svn:keyword
Mainly, it's a couple of mime-types for binary files. Maybe a 100? 200? Plus a few ignores. And probably some merge-info sprinkled across the trunk.

From: Bert Huijben [bert_at_qqmail.nl]
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 12:01
To: Ketting, Michael; dev_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: RE: Significant checkout performance degradation between 1.6.1 and 1.7b2

Can you tell a bit more about this ‘worst case’ working copy?

Does it use svn:keywords in many places?
What about svn:needs-lock?

More svn:eol-style keywords than the other working copies?


From: Ketting, Michael [mailto:michael.ketting_at_rubicon.eu]
Sent: donderdag 11 augustus 2011 10:54
To: dev_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: RE: Significant checkout performance degradation between 1.6.1 and 1.7b2

Just a bit more information:
I've now also tried the chekcout tests with other other big trunks in our company:
One took 7min (svn 1.6) vs 9min (svn 1.7), the other 4min (svn 1.6) vs 6min (svn 1.7), so, both are slower but in the range also measured with the benchmarks.
Looks like my own project really is the worst case scenario :)

Regards, Michael
From: Mark Phippard [markphip_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 17:05
To: Ketting, Michael
Cc: dev_at_subversion.apache.org<mailto:dev_at_subversion.apache.org>
Subject: Re: Significant checkout performance degradation between 1.6.1 and 1.7b2
On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 8:07 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com<mailto:markphip_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
Is this via http? Given that export is slower I'd be willing to bet the performance difference is from the new http client library - serf. It is typically slower than Neon. Try switching to neon and run it again.

I updated to the latest Beta of TortoiseSVN and it looks to me like they have changed the default HTTP client to Neon already. So unless you have specifically made serf the default client in your servers file it is not likely that this is your problem.

I developed a set of open-source benchmarks to measure Subversion performance that you can get here:


Perhaps you could set up the repository on your server and run the benchmarks using 1.6 and 1.7 to see what kind of results you see? When I run the tests I see considerable performance gain with 1.7. The "FolderTests" are probably the closes tests to your scenario. It will be easier to focus on any remaining performance issues if we can identify and measure them in an open and consistent manner so we can see progress and the impact of different changes.

If these benchmarks do not show the same problems you see on your real code, then we need to add more benchmarks so that we can capture whatever the problem is.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-08-11 12:13:57 CEST

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