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RE: Overlay icons appear slowly or not at all

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: 2007-05-03 17:09:59 CEST

> Hi Erik,
>
> Thanks for the information you provided
>
> You wrote:
> >> - How big is your working copy KB/MB/GB/TB?
> >
> > 700MB with about 3000 files and about 1200 folders. I can get
> > specific counts if you need them.
>
> Not necessary, just wanted to get an idea. This is bigger
> than my WCs, but not excessive.
>
> > We do use two-pane view. When it works, both the tree and
> the right
> > pane are OK. When it doesn't, neither are correct.
>
> Hm, that sounds like a problem indeed. I havent seen
> incorrect icon overlays for a long time, but I'm running
> nightly builds 99.5% of the time.

Peter McNab suggested running a nightly build.

>
> >> can try to reduce the load on the cache by defining exclude and
> >> include paths on the "settings->overlay icons" page and
> >
> > I can try tweaking this. Right now, only fixed drives are
> checked (no
> > network or removable drives).
>
> I have the same WCs on two PCs at work. My desktop has 1Gig
> ram, no include/exclude paths set and the tortoise cache tray
> icon shows me ~4200 watched directories. My laptop has 512K
> ram, include/exclude paths set and the tortoise cache tray
> icon shows me ~1100 watched directories.
>
> This brings me to another idea. Do you have any twisted wc
> layout, like lots of externals from the same repo pointing
> criss-cross at each other? Perhaps you have found a bug in the cache.

We don't have any externals at all. We _do_ have lots of big files, and
some large binary files in our WC's. We also have some deep folders (9
levels deep) and paths that are about 120 characters long. I'm seeing the
issue on a WC whose longest path is 89 characters long.

>
> You can try to enable the tray icon as described in
> <http://tortoisesvn.net/hidden_registry>. Maybe you notice
> the cache looping somewhere.
>

I'll try that. Thanks again for the help.

> Cheers
> - Lübbe
>
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