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Re: Speed-up possiblities on NTFS

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:46:22 +0100

On 26.01.2010 09:54, Daniel Gehriger wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a happy long-term user of TSVN. Even so, I sometimes notice a
> slow-down when accessing a folder containing thousands of version
> controlled items in nested folders.
> As I understand, a lot of time is spent searching files, checking
> their modification times and so on. The status cache is reducing that
> load somewhat, but it still seems to be the bottleneck (correct me if
> I'm wrong).
> I wonder if using a technique similar to the one used by the "Search
> Everything" tool (http://www.voidtools.com/) could be used to provide
> a major speed improvement on NTFS. "Everything" uses the NTFS MFT to
> quickly (!) locate files based on some pattern, and returns their
> location and file attributes.

No, that tool requires admin privileges. Something we won't do in TSVN -
it's bad enough that the installer needs those privileges. TSVN must run
as a normal user.

Also, the status checks are done in the svn library, not TSVN. So we
can't use this anyway.


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