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Re: Large repository with a long checkout problem

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2006-08-07 02:14:00 CEST

Troy Curtis Jr wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am attempting to convert my the RCS repository that we use at work
> over to subversion. I was able to successfully use cvs2svn (with a
> couple of tweaks) and got all of our changes into the shiny new
> subversion repo. The first issue is that it ballooned a ~1GB RCS
> repository to ~2GB, but we can deal with that...especially since it
> took us 12 years or so to get the first 1GB. Also, the HEAD revision
> is 60202, so there are a lot of commits.
> The main problem is checkout times, which are sitting at 5.5 minutes
> over LAN. I can get the same code down to 1.5 minutes (which matches
> our current method) if I export the HEAD revision and import it into a
> brandnew repo. Now, I am using FSFS which I know has longer checkouts
> because it must go through all the diffs back to the original version
> of each file.

No it doesn't.
At most, it goes through log(N).

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