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Re: Questions on distributed repository layout

From: Ryan Hunt <rhunt_at_hp.com>
Date: 2003-11-26 16:56:10 CET

On Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at 08:24 PM, Jack Repenning wrote:

> On Nov 24, 2003, at 1:47 PM, Ryan Hunt wrote:
>> It seems to me that a repository holding a large number of large
>> files being accessed by a large number of people will present a
>> bottle neck of accessibility since it appears as though there is a
>> limit of about 30-50MB/min of transfer out of the repository
>> regardless the number of clients. They all seem to share a slice of
>> that 30-50MB pie.
>> So my question is, can a repository be distributed over several
>> systems to increase processing power? A cluster perhaps? I know that
>> NFS mounted filesystems can cause repository corruption so am not
>> sure if clustering would as well.
> Clustering the present implementation is right out; it's just not
> designed to sync properly. Making that work is something we'd like to
> do in the future, but there's no schedule for that work at this time.
> You might look into svk. It's not quite what you want either, but
> perhaps closer than svn:externals is. svk manages a galaxy of
> loosely-coupled SVN repositories. Each of them would still be subject
> to the bandwidth limitations you raise here, but you could put
> development on different branches on different servers well enough.
> It might cost just as much (or more) to sync the repos as just to work
> in them directly, though: you have to control that by choosing what
> and when to sync (this is not 100% all the time replication like, say,
> ClearCase MultiSite).
> http://svk.elixus.org/index.cgi?HomePage

This svk looks interesting, though it is just starting out... Does
anyone have any experience with it??


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