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Re: Performance (Subversion vs. CVS)

From: Greg Ward <gward_at_python.net>
Date: 2004-09-15 02:45:44 CEST

On 13 September 2004, kfogel@collab.net said:
> Greg Ward <gward@python.net> writes:
> > But I've been playing around with timing "cvs co" and "cvs up" versus
> > their Subversion counterparts, and the results are not good. In a
> > nutshell, CVS is 5-15 times faster at checking out and updating working
> > trees.
> Re checkout, this is no surprise (though our own measurements only had
> Subversion 2 or at most 3 times slower).

Yeah, if it had only been 2x-3x slower, I would have shrugged it off --
after all, subversion has to write each checked-out file twice, and
there's all that other stuff in the .svn/ directory to worry about.
Obviously much more work than writing CVS/{Entries,Repository,Root}.

Anyways, I'll try to do some more tests, eg. put the svn repository on
my SCSI disk, do some network tests, that sort of thing. Thanks for the


Greg Ward <gward_at_python.net>                         http://www.gerg.ca/
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