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Re: Big companies using Subversion ?

From: Mike Brenner <mikeb_at_mitre.org>
Date: 2006-09-13 18:16:50 CEST

Jared Hardy wrote:
> ... a huge amount of data ... exceeding 20GB 200K+ files ...
> ... sibversion requires a lot of directory-walks for safe
> recursive updates and status checks, and
> this can be slow on NTFS with 100K+ folders and 200K+ files ...

With such a small ratio of files to folders,
you might not benefit from moving away
from NTFS, where the slowest feature you
experience occurs when the ratio of
files to directories gets high.

Increasing the ratio to a couple dozen
files per directory would optimize NTFS
which you could then objectively compare
to the speed of other file systems and
operating systems. (By OS I mean you
could boot one of your existing PCs
into Linux for faster file-, directory-,
and, therefore, svn- response.

Mike Brenner

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