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Re: Performance with many/few folders

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:58:20 -0400

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 07:52, Schuelke, Kai <Kai.Schuelke_at_eads.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am new to SVN and we are just filling our repository for the first time.
> Iīd like to know if TortoiseSVN 1.5.2 has problems dealing with many subfolders?
> We canīt change the number of files in the repo, but we can chose a structure with few (a dozen?) folders with many files in them (1000+) or we could go for 1000+ folders with each a dozen files in them. Depth of the big folder-tree would be 4 to 5.
> I only found a guy complaining about bad performance with lots of files in a folder, but not the opposite so I figure many folders are the way to go (also easier for work).
> Could you please drop 2 lines if my assessment is correct or not?

Any performance problem with many files/directories in one directory
isn't necessarily Subversion but how your choice of filesystem (which,
on Windows, is limited to NTFS and....well, unless you want the total
crap that is FAT, NTFS) handles them.

IOW, Windows (NTFS) may struggle with thousands of files in a single
directory regardless of whether Subversion is in use or not. I've
witnessed this firsthand.

Organize your tree the way it best represents your project/code/system.

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