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Re: Large file support?

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_webport.de>
Date: 2004-01-14 11:13:37 CET

On Tuesday 13 January 2004 22:25, Dominic Anello wrote:
> All the talk on the dev list re file size offset mismatches in the perl
> bindings has started me thinking on how my own repository is going to
> start behaving when it gets up over 2GB. Currently my db/strings file
> is at 200MB, but is growing by about 5MB per day.
> Does anyone know how I can tell if I have the necessary large file
> support for my repo to exceed 2GB (on linux with access via
> mod_dav_svn).

Well, our repository currently has a strings file with a size of 2.7GB, no
problem here.

> My guess is that the following items would have to support large files:
> kernel


> fs module

automatically if kernel supports it, AFAIK

> apr

probably no

> bdb


> Apache


> svn and it's libraries (mod_dav_svn, etc)

propably no

> bash (svnadmin load < large_file)

no (AFAIK)

> Am I on the right track? And if so, how would I confirm that the entire
> tool chain supports large repos? I suppose I could create a dummy repo
> and check in 2GB+ worth of dummy data into it...

Well, AFAIK only the bdb would need large file support (your kernel is VERY
likely to support it... in fact it's very unlikely that it doesn't)

> Thanks,
> Dominic


Marc Haisenko
Webport IT-Services GmbH
mailto: haisenko@webport.de
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