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Re: Directory size problem?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-03-30 18:26:00 CEST

Hal Mahaffey <hmahaffey@aol.com> writes:
> already had a case where a single directory contained build manifests for
> 15,000 builds. Performance accessing these files (in CVS) was noticeably
> painful. We solved it by indexing the files in subdirs based on the 1st
> character of the build name: A...Za...z.
> Has anyone noticed performance problems with repositories with 10,000+
> revisions?

I don't believe we've seen any actual reports of it being a problem.

> What "older native filesystems" have this problem? We were using Veritas v3.5
> on EMC Symms and noticed the problem. Are there any recommended filesystems?
> If there *is* a problem with larger repositories, has the Subversion community
> considered indexing the 'db/revs' directory with, say, the first digit (so
> revision 2423 would go in db/revs/2)? Just a thought.

Yep, we've considered that and other similar approaches. We decided
not to do anything until we hear reports of the current arrangement
being a problem, that's all.


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