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RE: [Subversion] Slow checkouts...

From: Méresse Christophe <christophe.meresse_at_nagra.com>
Date: 2006-11-28 14:19:08 CET

> We're currently evaluating Subversion at my workplace and we're finding that checkouts are considerably slower > when compared to CVS.
>
> Here are some details:
> - Server OS : Red Hat Linux ES 4
> - Subversion version : 1.1.4
> - SVN Server : svnserve
> - Protocol : svn+ssh
> - Tunnel : plink
> - Client OS : Windows XP Pro, SP 2
> - SVN Client : Subversive Eclipse plugin
>
> Can anyone point me to any information I can use to debug this apparent performance bottleneck? Will upgrading > to 1.4.2 solve this problem? What other things can I try, look into, etc, before I upgrade (it's already been > planned)?

Subversion workspace have 4 or 5 more files than CVS workspace, so the transfer/creation of these files on the disk can take more time.
Are you doing your checkout on a local drive of your client or through NFS or samba on a network drive ?
My experience is that if you are doing it on a local drive, the bottleneck is probably the server and it should not be much slower than with CVS. But if you are doing your checkout on a network drive, the bottleneck is probably the network tranfer and can be many times (about 4 times slower in my case) than CVS.

Regards
Christophe

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