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Re: Windows vs. Linux Performance

From: Kelly Burkhart <nj2005_at_kkcsm.net>
Date: 2005-04-25 18:55:17 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> The svn client manipulates many small files within each .svn/
> directory. Because of differences in operating systems and filesystems,
> client operations (particularly those that do lots of disk i/o, such as
> 'svn commit' and 'svn update') are about twice as slow on windows as on
> unix-like systems.

I can accept twice as slow. We are seeing >10x slower. We are seeing
this ratio even with export which does not create .svn directories.

> This is a well-known fact among developers, and there's really nothing
> we can do about it other than rewrite the whole working-copy library --
> which is a distant 2.0 task.

I understand this; many Unix idioms don't work optimally in Windows.
However the difference in my case seems to be too great to be explained
by this.

Can others who have a Unix server with Windows and Unix clients comment
on the relative speed of checkout from the two clients? Is a 10x
performance degradation on Windows typical?


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