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Re: Where is the list of known TSVNCache problems located?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:45:23 +0100

behle wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 5:44 PM, Simon Large
> <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com
> <mailto:simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>> wrote:
>
> 2009/1/27 behle <azverkan_at_yahoo.com <mailto:azverkan_at_yahoo.com>>:
> > I've been reading through some of the discussion about TSVNCache
> regarding
> > all of the various issues with safely unmounting volumes, removal of
> > directories, and various other problems you run into due to
> applications
> > holding open handles for extended periods of time.
> >
> > With all the problems you run into with having it enabled, I was a bit
> > shocked to find that there are zero open bugs in the bug tracker.
> There
> > also doesn't seem to be any recent traffic on the users@ or dev@ list
> > related to it. Is there a page listing all of the known problems with
> > TSVNCache somewhere?
>
> The only known issue is that on some PCs the cache takes a lot of CPU
> time when it first starts up, and there is not a lot that can be done
> about that - the working copy crawl is an intensive task. There have
> been other vague reports of problems, but without details it is
> impossible to pin anything down. There are also problems caused by
> virus scanners, but again nothing we can do about it.
>
>
> That's essentially my question, if there are known problems that
> tsvncache introduces into a machine that was working correctly before
> TortoiseSVN was installed, it doesn't make a lot of sense to have the
> feature enabled by default. Power users are smart enough to turn the
> setting on by default and non power users are likely to have to reformat
> their operating system (or send it to IT) after they run into a problem
> that isn't apparent its being caused by tsvncache unless you are
> familiar with Process Explorer (or another equivalent application).

We've had that discussion before (about what should be the default). And
the decisiion was to make using the cache the default.

You consider yourself a power user, so I think you're smart enough to
check the docs when you run into problems and you then can deactivate
the cache.

Stefan

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