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Re: Performance and linux-win interoperability probs

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-03-09 12:37:17 CET

Michael Armida wrote:

> Got SVN up and running, works beautifully in most circumstances.
> Unfortunately, all those not-so-beautiful circumstances involve my
> work. There, we have SVN running via Apache on a Fedora Core / 1 box.
> Clients are all WinXP Pro, checking out onto a Win 2003 Server via
> windows "mapped drives." Project contains about 2-3k files; after SVN
> is done, it contains 7.6k files. Now for the comparisons:
>
> - Checking out locally on the Linux server is blindingly fast.
> - Checking out from a WinXP workstation onto that local machine is
> decent.
> - Checking out from a WinXP workstation onto the Win 2003 server is
> horrifically slow (as in hours and hours to complete).
> - Checking out from the Win 2003 server onto its own local drive is
> about as fast as that for the WinXP workstations.
>
> Any ideas about how I might improve the speed for the WinXP
> workstation -> Win 2003 server checkout scenario? And please, as much
> as I might personally agree, I can't really entertain the "stop
> working on Windows" suggestions.

How about checking out to the local drive for each workstation? Why are
the WCs on a shared network drive? If it's for backups, I'd
tongue-in-cheekly suggest your developers check in more often -- that's
the wonderful thing about version control, you only have to back up a
central repository. I'm developing on a large, enterprise project, and
whilst we're not using Subversion everyone has a personal WC on their
own machine -- no network shares to worry about.

Second question -- how often do you check out as opposed to updating? Is
update/status slow too? That's the more common operation.

Cheers,
Mike.

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