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Re: Perforce outperforms Subversion (by a lot sometimes)

From: Russ Brown <pickscrape_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-18 00:01:21 CEST

James McNeill wrote:
> I’ve been doing benchmarks and testing on Subversion and Perforce to
> compare them. In my tests Perforce has been consistently at least 2-4
> times as fast as Subversion, and sometimes much, much more than that.
> I’ve tried Subversion access via both the http and svn ports; I didn’t
> notice much difference between the two.
> On a repository with about 5 GB in 25,000 files, my first ‘svn update’
> at the root (with nothing needing updating) after booting the client
> machine took 53 seconds in one test, 71 seconds in another. Subsequent
> updates took 2-3 seconds. A ‘p4 sync’ command at the root of the
> Perforce version of the repository (again, with no updates needed) takes
> <1 second, every time.

I'd be interested to see what result you get when using SVK as a
Subversion client instead of svn. That's what we do and find it to be
much quicker for most if not all operations.

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