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Re: svn cleanup and unreferenced pristines

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:38:51 +0100

On 11.01.2014 10:30, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2014-01-10 14:11:08 -0500, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> Just a reminder that there can be performance benefits to not being too
>> aggressive in our pristine purging, since update-style operations will
>> consult the pristine cache before slurping file contents from the
>> server.
> If the working copy is the on same machine as the server, this doesn't
> make much sense to keep unreferenced pristines.

Sure, but that setup is not really common.

> Moreover if you want to speed up things, keeping pristines may not
> be the right way (in particular if the whole files are kept, not
> deltas).

FWIW, you can't reasonably store pristines as deltas because you'd have
to recalculate them every time someone changes the file in the working
copy; and moreover, there's no foolproof way to detect when the WC files
are being changed in time to do that. You'd need support from the OS
filesystem for that (and I don't mean just file change notifications but
copy-on-write per-file snapshots).

> Caching the repository or a part of the repository may be better.

That's exactly what pristines are.

-- Brane

Branko Čibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco // Non-Stop Data
e. brane_at_wandisco.com
Received on 2014-01-11 22:39:57 CET

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