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extreme slowness using smba + tortoise svn

From: Nathan Smith <nsmith_at_galileoprocessing.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 12:08:56 -0600



This is my first post to this list.

I have been experiencing extreme slowness using Tortoise SVN and samba.


For example, reverting takes between 5 and 10 minutes. Checking out the
entire code base takes at least 90 minutes (co on linux takes less than
5 minutes). I have been trying to merge about 20 revisions from the
trunk into a branch (we are using a broken trunk and working branches),
and after an hour it has only merged 2 revisions.


The code base is kind of large, but I have not really experienced issues
like this using svn on the same code base in linux. In fact, using a
shell on linux the changes seem nearly instantaneous or at least less
than 30 seconds.


I am checking the code out from a very powerful SVN server (3 cores,
lots of ram, etc) to a weak/slow development webserver. Both the
webserver and the SVN server are running smba. I could check out
locally, but then I would have to sync from my local drive back out to
the webserver, which is simply a hassle. Unfortunately, the webserver
does not have svn installed.


Editing files and performing normal operations across smba happens very
quickly. It seems like it's only the svn stuff that is slow. In fact,
running top on both machines consistently shows 99% idle, even during
"intense" svn operations.


Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to speed up the
process a little bit? Is there more information I can give to isolate
any issues that exist in our setup?


Thanks for your help,


Received on 2008-09-02 20:16:22 CEST

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