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Re: Berkeley DB 4.4

From: Dave Camp <dave_at_thinbits.com>
Date: 2006-01-10 16:19:30 CET

On Jan 9, 2006, at 11:52 AM, Otto Maddox wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 15:32:10 +0100, "Ryan Schmidt"
> <subversion-2006Q1@ryandesign.com> said:
>> FSFS is the
>> recommended repository format as of Subversion 1.2.0; you can get by
>> just fine by disabling BDB support altogether, and you thereby also
>> avoid any future problems which would otherwise arise from newer BDB
>> versions.
> I was wanting to use FSFS precisely because for these reasons. I
> haven't heard that it's recommended over BDB. In fact, I got the
> impression that it's the other way round, that BDB is preferable, just
> because it's more mature and better tested than FSFS, which seems to
> be pretty new.

If you are running Mac OS X, you really don't want BDB. Myself, and
many other Mac users have experienced unrecoverable database
corruption with BDB. It seems to work better on some other platforms.
FSFS is quite stable and appears to have no such issues.


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