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Re: svn much slower than cvs

From: Brandon Ehle <azverkan_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-12-21 19:05:43 CET

Sams Niko wrote:

> > On a LAN, Subversion is (in most operations) slower than CVS. I'm
> > surprised at a 2 minute versus 20 minute difference, but without
> > details of the server setup and network in both situations it's hard
> > to say more.
> Thanks for your reply,
> Our Server is a GNU/Linux i386 (Debian Sarge) with Subversion 1.0.9-2 -
> as provided in the Distribution.
> The clients are using TortoiseSVN 1.1.1 on Windows 2000.
> We are connected via mod_dav_svn (1.0.9-2) using apache 2.0.52-3.
> Any suggestions how we could improve speed?

What repository backend are you using for the server? (BDB, DBD with
txn-nosync, or FSFS)

What filesystem are you using for the Windows clients? (NTFS or FAT)

How many files and directories exist in your repository and how big is
the working copy after a checkout?

Switching the server repository to FSFS or BDB with txn-nosync, if it is
not one of these already, should give a small performance boost (maybe
25% at most). But I would guess from your setup that your clients are
mainly bottlenecking on filesystem / IO performance.

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