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RE: [TSVN] Re: Commit dialog taking ages to populate

From: Hughes, Bill <Bill.Hughes_at_cox.co.uk>
Date: 2004-09-10 10:44:17 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> "SteveKing" wrote:
>> The reason that some projects get slower is that if the filedates
>> change but not the contents, then Subversion has to go through the
>> whole file, reading each byte up to the end of that file to check if
>> it was really modified or not. That's how Subversion determines the
>> status of a file. If the filedate hasn't changed, then Subversion
>> assumes that the file isn't modified and doesn't read it byte by
>> byte.
> Is that a recognised issue with subversion?
> Does that mean that if you do a "touch *.c" or similar you
> will cripple the
> performance?
> Sounds like the fix in SVN is trivial - if you have to compare a file
> byte-by-byte and they turn out to be the same, just change
> the timestamp on
> the pristine copy to match the user copy, so that the
> slowness does not
> re-occur.
This looks like a BAD idea - if you have multiple devs than you'd be forever
changing the timestamp to the date of whoever accessed it last and sloaw
everyone down.

Bill Hughes
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