Re: New SHA1 property for nodes returned 'svn ls --xml' invocations.
With a maintained server-side merkle tree for repos/users y'all would be a little closer to the 'have set' fu of Perforce :)
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> On Nov 1, 2016, at 6:29 AM, Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org> wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote:
>> Paul Hammant wrote:
>>> I still think it would be good for sha1's to be calculated for directories *too*. Better still if those obeyed user permissions too.
>> Server CPU is a limited resource. File content hashes are not affected
>> by user permissions, so they can be computed once and reused. A hash of
>> a user-specific view of directory contents would have to be recalculated
>> at every access.
> It would only have to be recalculated when the user's access has
> changed. More precisely, when the user's access doesn't match that of
> any already-cached result. That can be more efficient.
> And server network IO is a limited resource too. Any server-side
> calculation required might in any case be preferable to sending all
> the data out so that each client can calculate the result itself.
> - Julian
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