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Re: SVN Security

From: John <jsparrow_at_ecclescollege.ac.uk>
Date: 2005-07-17 22:51:29 CEST

Calvin <szguoxz <at> hotmail.com> writes:

> When you check out a repository or commit a change, is SVN smart enough to
> keep this operation a constant time frame, disregarding how many revs you
> have? I feel like SVN has to re-calculate everything from rev0 in order to
> reach the final state of every file in the repository.

Skip-deltas. Max of 32 jumps from zero to any revision.

And with your notional 500,000 rev repository, a max of 19 skips. Usually
much less:

rev 500,000 =
1111010000100100000, delta based on
1111010000100000000, based on
1111010000000000000, based on
1111000000000000000, based on
1110000000000000000, based on
1100000000000000000, based on
1000000000000000000, and yep u guessed it based on,
0

So thats 7 deltas from 0 to 500,000. Not bad!

John

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