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Re: very slow "svn update" (was: how to deal with HUGE repositories?)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-24 19:33:49 CET

Subversion Newbie <subversionnewbie@yahoo.com> writes:
> Thanks for the feedback and for the clarification of "-N". I
> suspected that if one specified the file itself the "-N"
> wouldn't be necessary and don't know why I was using the "-N" in
> these tests. I'll file the issue and try again without the "-N"
> (just specifying the file.)

That sounds great, thanks.

-K

> --- kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>
> > Subversion Newbie <subversionnewbie@yahoo.com> writes:
> > > Again I'm at it trying to get decent (?) response times in
> > "svn
> > > update" on a large repository. I'm using svn 1.1.1 and FSFS
> > > (not BerkDB), on Linux, on a fairly fast machine with fast
> > SCSI
> > > disks.
> > >
> > > I create a test repository made from approx 94000 files in
> > 7200
> > > directories, total of about 1.6 GB. (Takes about 13 minutes
> > to
> > > "svn import" the whole thing.)
> > >
> > > Next, I check out the entire contents into two areas ("work"
> > and
> > > "www"). I modify a single file (index.html in one of the
> > > directories) from the "work" area and commit it with
> > > "svn commit -m 'changed index' -N index.html"
> > >
> > > Then, I go to the "www" area to update. I run
> > > "svn update -N index.html" and it takes 30 seconds to update
> > > that one file.
> > > My question is, shouldn't this be _much_ faster, given that
> > I'm
> > > telling it exactly what file(s) to update? (That's my
> > > understanding of what the "-N" option does.)
> > >
> > > By the way, an "svn update" of the whole thing, without the
> > > "-N" option, takes about 1:44 minutes.
> > >
> > > Any ideas? Or am I doomed to a slow "svn update" time with
> > a
> > > repository this large?
> >
> > You're right, it should be faster, I think. Not sure what's
> > causing
> > the slowness.
> >
> > Could you file an issue for this, pointing to the URL to your
> > original
> > message in the archives, and mentioning that this is *not* a
> > duplicate
> > of issue #1831?
> >
> > Btw, "-N" does not mean "I'm telling you exactly what files".
> > It
> > means "Do not recurse into subdirectories". By passing a
> > filename on
> > the command line, you already told it exactly what files. No
> > -N
> > should be necessary. But, I'd be curious to know if you get
> > the same
> > behavior without the -N. Also, how many other files and
> > subdirs are
> > in that particular directory?
> >
> > -Karl
> >
> >
>
>
>
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