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Re: http protocol very slow for moderate-sized data sets

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-28 16:28:27 CEST

On Apr 28, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Chermside, Michael wrote:

> Unfortunately, most of my scaling estimates had been done using
> svnserve, and I had not expected such a dramatic difference.

Yes. HTTP is stateless... there are many, many more network roundtrips
compared to the svn:// protocol. There are many advantages to using an
Apache server, but this is the big disadvantage.

>> If the bottleneck is the local file system, strive to use a modern
>> file system that deals well with lots of small files. Microsoft FSs
>> are said to be bad at this.
> Now that might well be an issue, this IS running on an NTFS file
> system.
> There IS some possibility of running a unix OS if we know it will
> improve performance significantly.

It's the working copy manipulations that are significantly slower on
NTFS compared to unix. It doesn't really matter what OS the server
runs on.

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