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Re: FSFS performance on NAS/NFS

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-09 18:29:50 CET

Nathan Kidd wrote:
> 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.

I think a lot of people have had bad experiences with BDB in other
contexts in the past, so it's going to take a while to trust that it is
any better this time around.

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Fri Mar 9 18:30:06 2007

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