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Re: Re: Re: Show file sizes in "Show Log" window and similar

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:49:54 -0400

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 09:37, Ralf Onat <kongomongo_at_gmx.net> wrote:
>> >> Subversion doesn't store the size of each file as metadata, so to do
>> >> this one would have to run svn cat against each file's URL for each
>> >> revision & count the bytes. To do so would be extremely expensive.
>> >
>> > I guess it's unlikely that this change can be pushed into subversion then? What would be your guess?
>>
>> I would guess that it'd be a very hard argument to win. Such a feature
>> would hammer disk & network (since you can't stream a diff to the
>> client, each operation would require the full file) I/O & have the
>> potential to be very easily abused.
>
> Err. Sorry I was referring to *SUBVERSION* storing the file size within the metadata! So TSVN can just display the size without any additional overhead.

Similar answer. When Subversion stores each revision in the
repository, it often will only store the diff. So to record this, it
would have to internally "svn cat" the whole file to get a file size.
On a large commit, this could be very expensive. I'm not sure that the
commit process could handle calculating it on the client end &
transmitting it as part of the commit; there may be some huge holes in
that idea which I can't think of offhand.

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