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Re: [Issue 3980] serf increases server load

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:36:27 +0100

On 12.11.2012 19:46, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM, Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:
>> Any idea why a 1.8 client would use more than twice the amount of
>> data of 1.7? It should send out less requests than a 1.7 client;
>> especially to a 1.8 server where we avoid property requests.
> svn 1.8 uses raw GET for fetching files, so it downloads uncompressed
> unless you have mod_deflate enabled. While neon uses svndiff format
> for transmitting files content which self-compressed.

I don't buy that argument. Generating svndiff takes CPU, too. What's
more, the simplest kind of svndiff is just a "new" op and
zlib-compressed data, effectively having the same characteristics as

Why would mod_deflate use more CPU cycles per compression ratio than
svndiff1? Unless you're testing with mod_deflate compression level set
to 9, which would be silly for this kind of stream compression.

-- Brane

Branko Čibej
Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2012-11-15 12:36:57 CET

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