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Re: [PATCH][RFC] svnadmin load --ignore-dates

From: Stefan Fuhrmann <stefan.fuhrmann_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 06:03:06 +0100

On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 4:02 AM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> wrote:

> On 05.02.2014 03:10, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> However, 'load --ignore-dates' has another use-case: preventing the "-r
> {DATE} doesn't work as intended" syndrome when loading a project's history
> into an existing repository.
> I would argue that this is an implementation bug, pure and simple. The
> fact that it has persisted since svn-1.0 doesn't change anything. There is
> no reason why -r {DATE} couldn't be made to work regardless of the ordering
> of the dates; it's just that no-one has taken the trouble to actually fix
> the filesystem to return valid results in all cases.

That would be extremely expensive to do in the existing backends:
We would need to effectively read all revision properties of all revs.
If we added an index ("revision order by time stamp"), we could do
better but would need to update the index upon every (rev) propset.

-- Stefan^2.
Received on 2014-02-05 06:04:06 CET

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