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Re: Performance

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-09-12 22:39:55 CEST

On Sep 12, 2005, at 3:24 PM, William Nagel wrote:

> This is a fairly well-known issue. Because of design difference
> between Subversion and CVS, checkouts can take significantly longer
> under Subversion. Just about everything else runs faster though,
> so it's a tradeoff that most people consider acceptable (given that
> you're not normally going to check out a working copy very often).

A checkout taking 4x longer than cvs is not normal.

When we compared CVS vs. SVN checkouts just before svn 1.0 was
released, we never saw svn behave worse than 2x slower. Usually it
was more like 1.5x slower. So I think something is fishy in his

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