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Re: FSFS performance on NAS/NFS

From: Nathan Kidd <nathan-svn_at_spicycrypto.ca>
Date: 2007-03-09 18:16:42 CET

Dave Camp wrote:
> If you search the users list, you will find that many people are of the
> opinion that you should only use BDB if you don't care about your data.
> FSFS does not have the stability issues that svn + bdb has. Most of the
> posts about "my BDB repository has crashed" are usually answered with
> "switch to FSFS".

I think that's a little unfair to BDB. Yes there are many reports of
"my BDB repo has 'crashed'", but invariably it is a result of new users
not understanding BDB's behaviour when an operation is improperly
interrupted ("wedging"). This has nothing to do with "caring about your
data" but ease of use with the server (i.e. data is not lost, you just
need to manually run 'svnadmin recover'). An more experienced admin can
set things up so this never becomes a problem. New BDB's auto-recover
from "wedging" so it isn't an issue at all any more.


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